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

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NARMADA DAM-Need versus Greed

attempt a broad third front. The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) which was flying high and claiming to contest 288 Maharashtra scats independently had its wings clipped in the Andhra and Karnataka elections. Kanshiram. its leader, started to speak of giving priority to the bahujan movement in place of electoral politics. Yet the parleys between PDF (now composed of JD, PWP and RPI-Khobragadc) and BSS continued to vacillate, with each making exaggerated claims of strength. V P Singh tried to inject urgency into the proceedings and was largely responsible for the Shivaji Park rally of January 2. But the rally which was conducted under the banner of Bahujan Shramik Mahapanchayat and witnessed the presence or 17 diverse parties proved to be an anti-climax.

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