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Congress Moves to Recover Lost Territories

Congress Moves to Recover Lost Territories Romesh Thapar THE Congress leadership at the High Command level is tense and troubled, at least that section of it which thinks of the future and not merely of some temporary gains and adjustments. The events which have followed in quick succession in Bengal, Haryana and Punjab have not been 'planned' as the self-deluding Left would have us believe; there is a typical Indian-ness in the attack and counter-attack of various factions which leaves one confused and uncertain about what fresh political .surprises are in store for us. One thing is certain: we have entered an even more ramified phase of postelection federal politicking and now Indira Gandhi, no matter how hard she tries, will find it increasingly complicated to play the role of the most acceptable 'karta' of the undivided family of India.

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