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

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ANDHRA-Through Politics or Plants

CPI(M) leadership have not softened after their electoral defeat, although no aggressive actions have been undertaken as yet. As time goes on and as the United Front Government proceeds with the implementation of its THE by-election to the State Assembly from the Siddipet constituency in Mr- dak district, to be held towards the middle of November, might prove something of a turning point in separatist politics. Both the integrationist and the separatist groups are staking their prestige and their future on its results. If the election goes in favour of the Praja Samithi, it will boost the separatist morale, strengthen the separatist claim, and so encourage it to contest the 1972 election as a distinct political party. On the other hand, the cards are not quite so clear; the ruling Congress in the State, which at one time was inclined to support a CPI intgra- tionist candidate instead of setting up one of its own, has lately changed its mind and decided to set up a Con- gress(R) candidate

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