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

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SOUTH-Andhra Continues

January 13, 1973 is the new all-India strategy of the Right, i e, of the neocolonialist-monopo- list combine. Ever since 1967, they have been wanting outright political power as a reflex of their economic strength as well as uneasiness concerning the possibility of a Left shift through the Centrist democratic manoeuvring. After 1971, when a direct challenge to New Delhi is not immediately a feasible proposition, they have begun the nibbling process at the level of the states. It was no slip of the pen which led J R D Tata to write in his Memorandum that his plan of joint sector would be best suited for operation in the states. Naval Tata repeated the idea recently in Bhopal. And a conclave of tycoons in Delhi decided to get their joint sector idea through first with a number of state governments, after which they together could pressurise the Centre, In the meantime, the landlords have found that in the context of the growth of mass radicalisation even the diluted land reform bills that are being passed would result in the curbing of their economic and political power. Above all, the example of Kerala haunts them.

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