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

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Security-Peddling and Showmanship

Security-Peddling and Showmanship Romesh Thapar THE pattern is familiar. Repeated Cabinet reshuffles to make clear to all and sundry in a corrupt party who is the 'boss', and to break any possibility of alternative power centres crystallising. A mix of new 'faces' and old 'gizzards' to keep faith titillated in political advancement. No one is buried. Revival is possible. Keep consulting the astrologers. After all, who knows what is on the Cards, as it were. The coterie, or the 'boss', plays it close to the chest. Surprise, after all, is the essence of effective showmanship.

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