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

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DIR and Individual Liberty-Defending What

still be suggested that the second Election indicated a trend towards strengthening of the regional forces. In fact, it led to the emergence of some purely regional parties like the Ganatantra Parishad which for a time looked to be the coming pattern since it was local issues which interested the voter and mattered to him most. Subsequent developments have showed, however, that this was a wrong clue and that strength of local interests and attraction of local issues could hardly provide a sound basis for any analysis of this sort.

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