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SOUTH-Tamil Nadu s Third Force

Ranajit Roy of Hindustan Standard had a more or less similar complaint to voice. He wrote on April 9: "The optimism and enthusiasm displayed by Mrs Gandhi's supporters during her conflict with the Syndicate leaders and immediately after the party split formally are ebbing. Those who want to gear up the organisation to enable it to face its task in the changed situation are openly levelling the charge against the leadership that its style of functioning is the same as that of the leadership of the old undivided Congress for whom power politics had become the preoccupation. More and more supporters of the Congress (R) are asking for a thorough review of the party's organisational problems and for an assessment whether the practices of its leaders are in conformity with their professions. The same old Congress story again/' Mail concentrated its attention on another aspect of Congress politics: the toppling game. Under the title, "Ram's Moment of Truth", Mail wrote editorially on April 10 to say that "it is a fair inference that in its anxiety to carry out Operation Topple in as many States as it possibly could, the New Congress could not pause to count its blessings

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