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

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NEW DELHI-Business and Government

NEW DELHI Business and Government B M A MARKED feature of the annual meetings of the various organisations of industry and trade which take place at this time of the year has been a significant drop this year in confidence and assurance on the part of business circles, in contrast to the arrogant display of power and optimism in these meetings last year. Also, there was a noticeable undercurrent of anxiety on their part about the state of business-government relations which seem to have turned somewhat subdued and cool compared to the ardour and warmth which characterised them after the return of Indira Gandhi to power last year. The so-culled 'fruitful dialogue' between the two sides on which high hopes were placed by both for some time after the change of government appears to have been tuned down to a comparatively low key. The situation has reverted to the familiar monologue of the two sides marked by accusations and counter-accusations, claims and counter-claims.

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