ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI-Cheers for Congress Socialism

NEW DELHI Cheers for Congress Socialism B M CHEERS have gone up from self-styled leftists and socialists of many hues inside the ruling party and others associated with it in various ways for the strength of what is called 'Congress culture' which is supposed to have been on glittering display at the first session of the All-India Committee of the Congress(l) under the presidentship of Rajiv Gandhi and at the centenary celebrations of the. Indian National Congress. The word socialism had been conspicuously missing at Congress(l) talking shops in recent months. This had made the leftists and socialists referred to above nervous, more markedly after the presentation of the first Budget of Rajiv Gandhi's government. But apparently socialism is back in fashion in the ruling party and everything is now all right, in spite of the budget, the import-export policy, and much else, The leftists and socialists regard this as a triumph of their faith in the Congress culture. What they call the Indian brand of socialism is now safe in the hands of Rajiv Gandhi.

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