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Forecasts, Facts, Fancies and Fables

Forecasts, Facts, Fancies and Fables Romesh Thapar FOR once, alas, political forecasting is beginning to show a certain degree of accuracy! Annadurai has outlawed Hindi in Tamilnad and ordered the disbanding of the State's NCC and ACC if they continue to use Hindi words of command, a tough line which brings the language problem back on to the political agenda with the threat of English becoming the lingua franca for the sub-continent if rationality fails. Atulya Ghosh's bid for a coalition government in Bengal, a gambit which could threaten the stability of our federal structure through an escalating polarisation, has in the meanwhile suffered a major reverse with disgruntled Congressmen playing the role of defectors, a process which could spill over into Bihar and other States where governments have been toppled or are toppling.

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