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Making the State Pay for Violations of Fundamental Rights

ble in many other states as well.
With Rajiv Gandhi we lave an explicitly class-oriented government in power. In Nehru's days and also to an extent during Indira Gandhi's times, rhetoric of social justice mattered. Now I is on its way out. What is taking its place is government by cronies in defence of modernity, i e, capitalism, entry into the 21st century, and so on. If Marcos pradsed 'crony capitalism', we seem to be practisng 'crony government'. As the latest NDC meeting demonstrated, the cronies will make policies and a host of chief ministers will nod their bewildered heads. They will sing praises of the 'venerable', 'dynamic' leadership. In the meanwhile, the conies will consolidate their power.

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