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

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Co-operatives Are Not Insulated

It is against this background that the recent decision of the Executive Committee of the Majur Mahajan to sever its connections with the INTUC acquires significance in Gujarat politics, The arrangement between Majur Mahajan and INTUC and between the Mahajan and the Congress party work- ed smoothly till the Congress split in 1969. Then the INTUC at the all- India level came under the sway of Congress(R). In Gujarat, however, Congress(O) was still a force to reckon with; also, Congress(R) was and remains unstable as a result of the intense faction-fighting among its leaders. Further, the Mahajan leadership consists of old Gandhian Congressmen who are sympathetic to Congress(O) as a party. Vasavada, the leader of the Mahajan, is still a member of Congress.( O) It was becoming increasingly difficult for the Majur Mahajan to continue its alignment with INTUC after tho Socialist Forum of the state Congress(R), with the help of Indulal Yagnik, extended its influence over the Gujarat wing of INTUC, The Forum's aggressively .socialist programme

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