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Link Language for India- A Comment

August 24, 1968 gress won 14, the Jharkhand splinter group (contesting as Independents) 8, Jan Sangh 5, Swatantra and SSP one each. In 1962 of the 32 scheduled tribe seats 19 had been won by Jharkhand party and 8 by Swatantra. Congress had then won only 2. There was no clear rural-urban dif- MOHAN Kumaramangalam's views on the Link Language for India (March 30, 1968, pp 527-530) deserve respectful consideration. He noted that according to the 1961 Census, 2.84 per cent of the population spoke the English language, and that, with a view to ensuring that Indian democracy functioned effectively, it was necessary that the "regional'' languages should bt speedily "developed".

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