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Delhi s Major Obsession

Delhi's Major Obsession Romesh Thapar WE seem to have become passive spectators of the rot that is setting in. Chief Minister Annadurai telephones Morarji Desai and tells him that it would be inadvisable for him to visit Tamilnad; the so-called Deputy Prime Minister submits and surrenders his right to enter a State of the Indian Union. The politically discredited Atulya Ghosh tells a bunch of his equally dubious publicists that he 'ticked off the Prime Minister for her attitudes on Bengal affairs. Nijalingappa, testing his banal humour on a bunch of pressmen assembled for a briefing on the list of nominated members to the Congress Working Committee, starts with the name of Indira Gandhi and asks: I suppose you agree that she should be included!' At another level, S K Patil now has the confidence to re-start his own little darbar of conspirators in the Capital. Morarji Desai, Y B Chavan and Jagjivan Ram are content with ringside seats. K D Mala- viya has at last decided that there is no future for him and has accepted the chairmanship of the Heavy Engineering mess at Ranchi

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