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LUCKNOW-Search for a Manifesto

share. The pressure was so great that a Rohtak jat, Brigadier Ram Singh, had to be made the Speaker. Buttressing the importance of the caste element is the constant emphasis on Haryana's past glory. Kurukshetra is extolled as the "cradle of our ancient culture". During Bhagwat Dayal Sharma's regime, devotion to Kurukshetra assumed almost a religious fervour, Bansi Lal, a self-confossed disciple of Gulzari Lal Nanda, immediately on becoming Chief Minister, got together Nanda and Sharma at a spectacular conference of officers and others at Kurukshetra to declare that his government would work "for the good of the cow and the Brahmin" as laid down in the scriptures.

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