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Politicians and Criminality

Politicians and Criminality Romesh Thapar THE other day, a hunch of admirers called on Indira Gandhi. They were concerned about the fate of Bombay city. She received them graciously, as is her custom. And, then, she got busy attending to files and not- ings. The leader of the delegation, somewhat concerned by her studied lack of interest, was reassured when a colleague in a loud whisper declared that the lady was bored and got the familiar reaction: "Don't worry. I have to attend to three or four matters at the same time". Undaunted, the delegation decided to cause some provocation: "You know, Indiraji, your best man in Bombay is Antulayl'. Prompt came the reply: "I know but silly man doesn't follow my advice''.

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