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Andhra's Unsound Finances

The Brahmananda Reddi Ministry in Andhra Pradesh is settling down to business; but it will have to move warily. It has to be careful lest the dissident group in the Congress party — claiming to have the support of 50 of the 165 Congress members in the legislature — its pride wounded by the rejection of its claim for psychological representation in the Ministry should at a psychological moment turn against it. It has also to worry about the disconcerting financial situation facing the State.

The Brahmananda Reddi Ministry in Andhra Pradesh is settling down to business; but it will have to move warily. It has to be careful lest the dissident group in the Congress party — claiming to have the support of 50 of the 165 Congress members in the legislature — its pride wounded by the rejection of its claim for psychological representation in the Ministry should at a psychological moment turn against it. It has also to worry about the disconcerting financial situation facing the State.

Brahmananda Reddi, with a sure political instinct, has already begin to build his defences against a possible defection by the dissident group. A group called the National Democratic Front, consisting of 10 Independents (out of 68) elected to the Assembly defeating official Congress candidates, has been formed.

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