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

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Saving Jute Mills from Themselves

is that the. organisation men are still a power in the party. True, the Prime Minister was able to prevent the re-election of Kamaraj; but over most of the rest of the way she had to give in. Nijalingappa at 66 may not be cast in the Tammany Hall mould of S K Patil entirely, but he is no non-person either. He has close links with too many of the organisation men, including Kamaraj and Patil, for the Prime Minister to derive much cheer from his choice. Even the childish satisfaction of appearing to have played the decisive role in Nijalingappa's selection had, according to reports, to be purchased by propitiating a prominent organisation man like Patil.

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