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Paper Industry- Floundering without a Policy

assessment of the prospects of elections in 1978 or thereafter. Another very relevant consideration is that in the next few months the Constitution may undergo further drastic change. It is well known that there is an influential section in the Congress which holds that the 44th Constitution Amendment Bill has not gone far enough. This sentiment was expressed by a number of the pradesh Congress committees as well as by many Congress MPs in the discussion in Parliament on the 44th Amendment Bill. The movement for further amending the Constitution may well gather momentum as early as at the Gauhati AICC session later this month. And what is more, next time the amend ments may not stop with enlarging the powers of the executive, as the 44th amendment has done, but may basically alter the character of the executive, its relationship with the legislature and even the manner of its election. It is entirely on the cards, therefore, that the next elections, when, they are held, will be altogether a different kettle of fish from the live general elections we have had in the past.

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