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The Third World-Divided We Stand

of one mind on the best way to tackle the problem; even those parties broadly opposed to the agitation have serious differences over the Assam question. Even the CPI(M), apparently closest to the Congress(I) in its view of the Assam problem, would be hard put to identify itself too closely with the Centre in the coming talks. Moreover, there is still no viable framework lor negotiations. The BJP formula is plainly unworkable and it is a moot point whether even the Centre's forinula which proposes 1971 as the 'cutoff year

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