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

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Congress Factionalism at the State and District

Level in Maharashtra Some Theories Mary C Carras In analyses of Indian politics conflicting groups are often identified in terms of caste or communal characteristics; or in terms of conflicting governmental and political roles wherein the nature of the conflict is not clearly or consistently defined (e g, the minister versus the party functionary); or in terms of social status categories (e g, the Patil versus the Deshmukh); or simply in terms of personal loyalties. In such analyses, often, the internal coherence of specific groups or the dissonance between groups is ex pticitly or implicitly traced to emotional or essentially irrational roots

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