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Different Script

Different Script WHATEVER its outcome, the election to the tenth Lok Sabha has already seen some significant departures from the script handed down from past elections. This is ail the more noteworthy since, in many ways, the political developments beginning with the Congress Party's defeat in the 1989 election bear quite a close resemblance to the events of 1977-79 which saw the short-lived Janata Party government and the triumphant return to power of the Congress after a gap of a mere two years. This time round too the collapse of the National Front government and the splintering of the anti-Congress electoral alliance of 1989 should have made for a relatively easy passage for the Congress in next week's election. But that is not how things seem to have worked out.

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