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

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Background to Assembly Polls

Background to Assembly Polls Romesh Thapar WITH the movement in Assam taking on the sweep of a truly massive satya- graha, one cannot help wondering what Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi now think of their plan to blockade the state. Indeed, at that time retired bureaucrats could be heard saying that this sort of medicine was needed to help a return to normalcy. Tragically, even the CPI(M) leadership in Bengal played hide-and-seek with reason, arguing at first that the Assamese upsurge was "a middle-class manifestation".

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