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

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TAMIL NADU- Moment of Truth for MGR

Moment of Truth for MGR M G RAMACHANDRAN often tends to appear like a political innocent. During the early days of AIADMK his gaffes had been so numerous and so painful that a veteran politician like CPl's Kalyanasundaram had to take him in hand and instruct him in the arts of political manoeuvre and public posturing. Even after some years of hard political experience MGR conti flues to display occasionally a certain lack of political finesse, as when he dropped Indira Gandhi in the last minute during the Thanjavur bye-elec- tion or when he flitted with ease bet ween the Janata and Lok Dal camps in the last six months. It is perhaps this aspect of his, more than anything else, that persuaded Indira Gandhi that she would be better off in the company of Karunanidhi's DMK for the Lok Sabha polls.

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