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Integration, Public and Private

Integration, Public and Private Nireekshak ON February 6, Searchlight wrote a very critical editorial on the size of the new Bihar Ministry. "The size of the new Ministry is itself the greatest critique of the new government." It noted that Bihar had broken the record created by the UF Ministry headed by Mahamaya Prasad Sinha. "What the UF Government did towards the end for its survival, the Mandal Ministry has done at the beginning . . . the nonchalant disregard for public feeling implied in the size of the Ministry is a dangerous development, which, unless checked at the beginning, might assume unmanageable proportions." Five days later Searchlight carried a news item on page 1, that Shambhunath Jha, assistant editor of Searchlight, had been sworn in on February 10 as Cabinet Minister "at a short and simple ceremony at Government House''. This was suitably illustrated with a photograph of the ex-assistant editor looking appropriately grim.

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