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ASSAM-Logic of Xenophobia

ASSAM-Logic of Xenophobia

Case for Scepticism WHETHER one abuses to call it a 'National Front' or a 'federal party', the exercise being undertaken by the seven parties to form such a body evokes more scepticism than sympathy. For one thing, some of the parties which had taken the initiative have first to set their respective houses in order before they can hope to venture to unite other parties under a common banner. The Janata Party, torn by the unseemly squabbles between Chandrasekhar and Hegde, is hardly in any position to preach unity to others. All is also not well with the Jan Morcha. Differences between V P Singh and Arif Mohammad Khan had surfaced even before the loosely-knit organisation could evolve a common ideological approach. Apart from divisions within these parties, petty contentions among the leaders of the seven parties have already queered the pitch at the initial talks. When provincial satraps are lured by dreams of weilding power at the centre, nothing can stop their megalomania. N T Rama Rao, who wants to turn his home-bred Telegu Desam into a Bharat Desam, is staking his claim to the leadership of the 'Front' even before it is born, At the recent New Delhi meeting of the seven parties, the TDP was reported to have suggested that the Front should have both a president and a convenor

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