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Chavan s Inconclusive Mission

 It would be a mistake to leave matters in Tamizgham exclusively to the balance of forces within the State. If Indira Gandhi can exert herself to try to placate Annadurai, there is no reason why, say, Nam- boodiripad, Dange and Lohia should not make still more strenuous efforts. The DMK is, surely, at least as important as, for instance, the Maha- mayaprasad Sinha wing of the Jana Kranti Dal in Bihar. Dialogue, suggestions and patient hearing would seem to be both possible and essential. If non-Congressism is to gradually consolidate itself around a de mocratic, radical core, the DMK will be a very important ingredient in the process. Given the comparative inexperience of the DMK leadership in extra-Tamizgham affairs, the initiative should be taken by the leaderships of other non-Congress democratic parties, Rajaji's influence is, obviously, on the wane. It should be replaced by a positive integration of the vast majority of the DMK with the Left and democratic movement throughout India. The way the DMK will turn does not depend on itself alone.

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