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

A+| A| A-

The Result

The Result Nireekshak THOSE that have eyes see not, those that have ears hear not. . . This is what comes to mind on reading the editorial reactions of most of the national newspapers to Indira Gandhi's unexpectedly handsome triumph. Without bothering to base their surmises on any palpable evidence, the editorial writers thought fit to foist their newspapers, proclivities on to the electorate. Times of India pontificated, "The Indian people have voted for change as well as stability". On the same page in his column 'The National Scene' Sham Lai got quite carried away by the Congress(R) victory and saw it as "no mere wind of change" but a "hurricane". He ended the first part of the article with the thoughtful thought that "everything in the end will depend on what use she makes of her new mandate and new opportunity".

To read the full text Login

Get instant access

New 3 Month Subscription
to Digital Archives at

₹826for India

$50for overseas users


(-) Hide

EPW looks forward to your comments. Please note that comments are moderated as per our comments policy. They may take some time to appear. A comment, if suitable, may be selected for publication in the Letters pages of EPW.

Back to Top