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

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JAIPUR-Rich Turn Poor In Opposition

November 23, 1968 Akali Dal, with urban Sikh traders, shopkeepers and white-collar workers as its backbone, have come together and the goal is obviously an all-Akali Government if possible. Of the 104 constituencies, 73 have Sikh majority. There is no doubt that Sant Fateh Singh is gaining strength, especially among the newly-rich gentry on the farms and their educated younger g ne- ration which is hankering for a share in power, Sant Fateh Singh finds that continuing his alliance with Jan Sangh is to his advantage. The Hindu votes the alliance is likely to bring him may well make all the difference. So both the THE most striking development in Rajasthan since the general elections has been the steady decline of the Opposition parties, Swatantra in particular. By contrast, the Congress which started with a very narrow majority in the Assembly has consolidated its position. No longer are any doubts expressed about the stability of the Sukhadia Ministry. Indeed, Sukhadia has been showing the utmost indifference, if not contempt, for the views of the opposition. As may be exp cted, the Chief Minister's rise to a virtual dictatorial position, while it has r d the State of the atmosphere of political uncertainty which prevailed after the general elections, has been far from an unmixed blessing from the point of view of the quality of administration.

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