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Political Games in the Capital

Political Games in the Capital Romesh Thapar THERE can be many views on the Delhi elections, but the theory that Indira Gandhi and her lumpen party is surging back into popular favour just does not hold. The voting percentages do not indicate any such development. The behaviour of the Muslim and Harijan vote-banks suggest growing political dangers for the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru. And, in addition, a municipal contest cannot be equated with a state election despite the money spent (some Rs 20 crore, it is said) and the overtones given to it Indira Gandhi is naturally relieved that she has not been battered in the capital city. What would the non- aligned summiteers have felt had this happened? Now, at least, it can be claimed that the 'Indira Hatao' mood is not continental

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