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

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WEST BENGAL- Road Kings Win

their opposition and the reluctance of other state Labour Ministers, the Union Labour Minister proclaimed in an official press note that he had assumed unto himself powers of intervention in industrial disputes without even caring to get a majority vote for his proposal as his senior colleague, the Finance Minister, had had to do at the other conference. Finally, of course there is the sensitive proposal of deploying Centre's paramilitary forces to act in the states in the name of maintaining law and order without being invited by the state governments to do so and assuming law and order responsibilities over and above the heads of the state governments. What all this adds up to is that even while the Prime Minister asserted tongue-in-cheek at the recent meeting of the National Development Council that she had never in the past toppled any state government and would not do so in future

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