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Dissidents as Partners

Dissidents as Partners Ekalavya BHARATIYA KRANTI DAL which emerged from last week's conclave of ex-Congressmen in Indore is, as a political organisation, an advance over the Jana Congress formed in Delhi in December last. Jana Congress had to allow the different State parties of dissident Congressmen to retain their names and separate identities and, of course, decide on their candidates and election strategy. At Indore the party gave itself a new name, a flag and at least a preamble to a programme. It elected a chairman but postponed the election of an executive committee, leaving an 11-member steering committee chosen by the chairman in charge till next September or so by when, it is hoped, the party would be organised enough to hold elections at the State and Central levels.

After Ceasefire What

After Ceasefire What? Sankar N Maitra THE SIX-DAY WAR in the Middle East ended with a ceasefire three months ago but, peace has not yet descended on the Middle East. Meanwhile, there is not even an armistice but a curious no-war-no- peace which keeps nations in suspense.

A Balanced China Policy

successful in his bid for foreign affairs he might be satisfied with the Defence Ministry

The Empty Package

tic models, and language or linguism carries within it too many undefined frustrations, superstitions, fears and aspirations to be played around by policy-makers who live for the moment.

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