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

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MADHYA PRADESH- Cracks in a Stronghold

Cracks in a Stronghold N K Singh THE election scene in Madhya Pra- desh underwent a sea-change following the resignation of Jagjivan Ram from the Congress. It ended the fear psychosis prevailing in the opposition camps though as many as 1,200 workers of the Janata Party arc still in jail at the time of the filing of this report. The Congress which was hoping to sweep the polls riding the 'Emergency wave' now finds itself faced with an 'anti-Congress wave'. In the urban areas the denial of civil liberties and fundamental rights have become the main issue, whereas bureaucratic and police excesses, mounting corruption and forcible sterilisation have made the Emergency a crucial poll-issue even in the rural areas.

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