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

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Jute-No Scope without Joint Strategy

as Chief Minister of the state, would he tantamount to admitting to the world that the government's past policies in Nagaland are in a shambles. It could scarcely he a question of national security involved in the transfer of the reins of administration of a border state to a group whose friendliness toward the government of India cannot be one hundred per cent vouchsafed for. The back of the Naga resistance is already largely broken. The Union government has a hundred different instrumentalities to take care of the nation's security along the border. Kerala and West Bengal, among other states, have demonstrated the illusory nature of the delegatory powers enjoyed by the state governments, and a UDF regime in Nagaland can at most be a minor irritant.

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