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

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Calcutta Diary

third popular dimension. Among the numerous faults of Rajiv Gandhi's political leadership nothing is as damaging to himself and to India as his apparent conviction that he and his party own the Indian state and nation. Thais why his men in parliament can hurl the worst possible invectives at opposition members. That is why his political style has had the effect of undermining India's democratic institutions. There is unfortunately a crisis of confidence. How can one readily believe that the prime minister is rearing to take democracy to the frontier village when his government and his party cannot live with a CAG who dares to function as he is required to under the Constitution?

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