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NEW DELHI-Playing Politics with the Economy

NEW DELHI Playing Politics with the Economy B M THE prolonged infighting in the Janata Party and the growing bitterness and militancy with which the various factions in the ruling front are contending against each other could not but have its repercussions on the functioning of the government. A facile idea has been cultivated in some Quarters that factional quarrels may go on at the party-political level and that the normal work of government can be insulated from their impact. However, the position seems to be heading towards a crisis so fast that the deci- gien-making process at all levels, including at the cabinet level, is now beginning to be directly effected by factional considerations. The fact indeed is that the principle of collective Cabinet responsibility is itself getting eroded. A remarkable feature of this development is that the Prime Minister is actively contributing to this process.

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