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

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RAJASTHAN-Princes, Yes Capitalists, No

 AT the time the DMK decided to combine elections to the State Legislature with the parliamentary poll, the reasons for the party's desire for a needless fresh mandate were fairly evident. Ka- runanidhi wanted to consolidate his hold from a position of strength rather than face the risk of the imponderables that could emerge over another year, particularly with a stronger Central Government less vulnerable to regional pressures. Election prospects were not clear then but it did look as if Karuna- nidhi would pull off his bid for a fresh term, if with a reduced majority.

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