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Mini-Revolutions and Mini-Government

Mini-Revolutions and Mini-Government Romesh Thapar IF a week ago we were obsessed with speculation about whether the general acceptance of unprincipled political tactics (following the ouster of the United Front in Bengal) would mark the last chapter of Congress rule, the obsession today is more with the under-currents in the language goondaism now sweeping what in crude American jargon would be called the 'cow belt', primarily Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. What was to have been an exclusively Jan Sangh show has been massively infiltrated by the SSP in the Lohia style. This mini-revolution is already petering out, despite the frantic attempts to take the battle into Parliament. Very soon we will be obsessed with the implications of the new moves on Sheikh Abdullah's future.

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