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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M A GIFT COMMISSION must not be looked in the mouth? The announcement by the Prime Minister, according to one set of opinion, represents 'a major breakthrough, it is the first dent in bar stony resistance to all demands for a reappraisal of Centre-States relations, the very fact that she has climbed down from her tenaciously- held position is itself victory of considerable proportions for those who have been consistently campaigning for a realignment in the arrangements that obtain between the Centre and the States, they should now lower their pitch, it is little use getting unduly exercised over the catty casual remark by the Prime Minister that Justice Sarkaria's recommendations will have to be 'within the present constitutional framework', or over the fact that the Commission's terms of reference are yet to be announced, and there could be many slips between the cup and the lip.

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