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

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BJP s Real Agenda

Sukla Sen WITH the dissolution of the 11 th Lok Sabha on December 4, 1997. the Indian media, almost as a body, have launched a concerted propaganda barrage to overwhelm the public with three meticulously manufactured Impressions. One, now the only issue before the Indian electorate is the stability of the next government, no matter what policies this government might try to follow (in any case, everybody would pursue much the same policies). Two, the BJP's politics has taken a decisive turn towards moderation, no matter how weak, contradictory and confusing the evidence of this is. Three, the inevitability of Atal Behari Vajpayee becoming the next prime minister, no matter how he conjures up the required majority.

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