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have to play second fiddle to established parties like Swatantra in Orissa or the leftist parties in West Bengal. In the circumstances, the best course for BKD will be to function as a party of the centre, pro- grammatically sticking close to Congress and thereby placing itself in a position to constantly attract Congress malcontents. What could be more natural for a Congressman dissatisfied with things in his own party than to join a party which dissociates itself from all 'isms', shuns both right and left extremes and describes itself as Gandhian? Having placed itself in this strategic position, BKD can, when the opportunity presents itself, form coalitions with Congress.

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