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

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CHANDIGARH-Sant Gains Strength

end of the press strike is going to leave some papers financially crippled. I wonder if I'm right in imagining that the Statesman case and the fantastic strike have together produced a new national consciousness about the state of our press. Or is this expecting AS political parties in Punjab prepare for the mid-term election early next year, what strikes one is the distinct change in the character of almost all of them since the general election. This has been brought about mainly by the two non-Congress Governments, each of which had a spell of nine months in office. During these regimes some altogether new social and socio-economic forces appeared on the scene. The interaction of these forces is giving the politics of Punjab a new turn.

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