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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary

January 29, 1983 Calcutta Diary A M THE results of the State Assembly elections, held in the first week of the New Year, have provided a somewhat dramatic confirmation of what was already generally known ; there is a deep-set discontent, all over the country, with the way things are being run from New Delhi. By the choice of the Prime Minister, these elections were converted into an opinion poll on her government. In each of the three States, the entire responsibility for running the election campaign was assumed by Union ministers and by other leaders from New Delhi, with Indira Gandhi to the fore. The voters in the three States were asked, as nearly categorically as was possible, to vote either for, or against, Indira Gandhi and her administration. It was, truly, a referendum on her.

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