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

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NORTH-Agricultural Holdings Tax Nullified

even before the April 1971 Che Guevarist uprising. India and Pakistan came under Emergency with their war over Bangladesh in 1971. The state of Emergency in these four countries forcefully underlines the crisis of left-of- centre politics based on populist slogans which the South Asian situation has spawned. The regimes which swept to power or are holding on to power by rousing the expectations of the masses have neither the will nor the means to fulfil these expectations. The premium therefore is on extra-constitutional me- NORTH thods and extra-constitutional powers, A couple of years ago, when a Congress MP suggested a period of limited dictatorship' for India, few read a threat to parliamentary democracy m his blueprint. After Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's 'second revolution' m Bangladesh and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's enthusiastic message of greetings to him, talk of ''limited dictatorship' has acquired respectability in certain circles in New Delhi. After all, an Emergency preceded the 'second revolution' in Dadca that dissolved all political parties in Bangladesh.

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