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

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Foreign Policy-Easy Time for Government

April 2, 1983 have been the case in historic times, internal democratic practices have little relevance to the functioning of the party at present; that the character of the Congress party itself has changed in the last decade or so, as much by design as by necessity, though the shell of the old structures that covers the present ad hoc gatherings of political operators still has its uses. Hence the attempt to return again and again to the importance of holding organisational elections and the view generally given expression to by senior Congress leaders themselves that if only these organisational elections could be held, all other problems of the party would be solved; quickly followed by the further plea that the Congress leadership has simply been unable to hold these elections because of the problems caused by 'dissidence', primarily the one posed by bogus membership, so-called. The circle is once again complete.

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