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

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SOUTH-DMK s New Connections

THE coming elections to the Rajya Sabha have brought to a focus the essence of the political dilemma in Tamil Nadu. The rival Congress candidates, including such an important one as C Subramaniam, are both dependent on the favours of DMK. If C Subramaniam is relying on the influence of the Prime Minister to see him through, Chandra Sekhar has secured the blessings of Periyar Ramaswamy Naicker and expects that this direct appeal would have the required impact. DMK, on the other hand, would like to oblige one or the other Congress candidate for reasons of its own. It has now clearly discovered that its destiny lies in being the party of Tamil Nadu's awakening in the context of a resurgent India. It cannot hope to be of more than the most marginal influence in any of the other Southern States. It cannot hope to be able to maintain or extend its influence in Tamil Nadu without benefiting from the general recovery of the country as a whole

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