ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Pope s Spanner

August 10, 1968 and Bihar lend urgency to deciding the party's attitude to Jan Sangh and CPI. The considerations which make some leaders more anxious than others for a merger are not all ideological. Thus the faction fight within the UP unit of the SSP, the party's main State unit, has a bearing on the whole question. Significantly, one of the most outspoken opponents of merger has been Raj Narain, the UP SSP leader, whose antipathy for the party chairman is well known, This is only a foretaste of the difficulties in the way of a merger even after the top leaderships of the two parties agree to it in principle.

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