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The Unrevolution Called Election

The Unrevolution Called Election INDIFFERENCE may be the most fundamental birthright of a citizen in a democracy, a right most jealously to be preserved, and Calcutta displayed this great democratic quality in full measure on Sunday. The polling, as they say, was brisk. If you have to queue up every week for your rations, you might as well exercise your franchise, which costs nothing and may in places be paying. Calcutta's cussedness was evident still in the campaign, through posters and wall paintings; and there was little doubt that the popular meed was agin' the Establishment. The election results will be known before these lines are in print; and the extent to which the aforementioned mood has succeeded in registering itself will have been known to the world. Let it be on the record still that a friend who said he was going to vote Congress was laughed out of court only a few hours before polling time.

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