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ment in the present circumstances of armed combativeness is likely to be vi- fructuous. The CRP jawans do not offer a permanent solution, and their deploy- ment at booths is advocated with reservations. Propping of democracy by official militia has in-built contradictions. However, in the present atmosphere of lawlessness and poll-rigging, the confidence of the electorate has to be restored in the operational viability of the electoral system. Third, public opinion should be mobilised for stipulating that each candidate for an elected office must have the minimum qualification of-direct initiation of a development/constructive programme in the local area. 'Sitting' candidates should be required to fur- GUJARAT

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