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Rethinking Centre-State Relations-A Struggle for Power

Rethinking Centre-State Relations A Struggle for Power Rajni Kothari 'CENTRE-STATE Relations is a subject on which so much has been written already, over such a long period, both on more general issues and on specialised aspects. So many seminars, too, have been held in the past. During the last few years, however, the subject had been very nearly shelved. Now there is a sudden revival. The 1083 state elections, the Southern Chief Ministers' meetnig in Bangalore, the Vijayawada 'conclave', the Sarkarb Commission, the attempt by the Congress(I) to stifle regional aspirations by funning communal feelings (Assam, J and K, Punjab), the renewed attack on the opposition parties as being separatist and anti-national, and the attack on the Centre for undermining the federal constitution and draining the states of their legitimate powers and resources

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