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The Rather Severe Limits of an Income Policy

If any party needs change of leader- ship or any country the Congress and the country India. At the time of her election in Jan- uary last year it was frankly conceded that a vital point in Indira Gandhi's favour was her suspected ability to bring in the votes for the Congress in the elections. This expectation has proved to be without basis. Indira Gandhi may have won her own election comfortably, but it does not seem as if her being Prime Minister instead of somebody else has brought any harvest of votes to the party. And the acrimonious debate at this week's meeting of the Congress Working Committee over whether it was the Government or the party which was to blame for the election debacle notwithstanding, the fact remains that the opposition did take as their main election planks the mishandling of the food situation, the steep rise in prices, and the acknowledged stagnation in the economy, for none of which can the Government escape responsibility.

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