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MADHYA PRADESH-Repression of Rajnandgaon Workers

October 13, 1984 special vehemence for those production lines which are colourfully called "the likely winners" in the export drive. The idea being canvassed is that the export drive would have to be made more selective as it should be more efficient and in the case of at least the selected production lines and industries all restrictive policy hang-ups of the past must be discarded. The work of the foreign trade policy committee is thus not confined within the narrow frame of trade policies and procedures. It cannot be. Its scope is wider so that it can provide the thin edge of the wedge for a more radical revision of the industrial and economic policy- frame in the future. The watchwords in this context, of course, are liberalisation and market competition. This also gives a clue to the nature of work of the other committee on the public sector. Here are indeed some indications of the policy preferences that would hold sway in the political Establishment in the event it is able to win the coming election. The populist gestures and leftist posturing are for the hustings. What would follow is realism and pragmatism and the necessary advance work in that direction has been taken in hand.

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