ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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LUCKNOW- Divisive Attempts to Muster Support

October 19, 1961 while, Jagjivan Ram is reported to bo developing second thoughts on the new agricultural strategy! Indeed, so absorbed are ministers in running around in circles just in order to keep sitting still that significant political developments come to them as surprises. Even as the powers~that-be were getting accustomed to the ferocity of the competition between Kamaraj and Subramaniam in the Tamilnad Congress, and its grave impact on the future policies of the State, news reached Delhi of Jaya Prakash Narayan's inaugural address at the Convention called by Sheikh Abdullah in Srinagar. It was splashed on the front pages. Intense speculation began about its repercussions on Abdullah and the Indian posture on Kashmir. Unknown apparently to policy-making circles was the fact that JP, ever since the 1965 conflict between India and Pakistan, had been re-examining and re-thinking his approach to the controversies on Kashmir.

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