ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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SOUTH-New Phase in Telengana

 leader of the farming community. In the by-election, however, Galbabhai Patel shifted his support back to Congress. A section of the State Congress strongly opposed Paul's candidature in the beginning on the ground that he was not a local man and that the Congress ticket should rightly be given to the local Congress leader, G G Mehta, who had lost to Amarsey by a narrow margin in the general election. But local Congressmen were forced to accept Paul's candidature under pressure from the High Command and the State Chief Minister who seems to have argued that Patil's presence in the Lok Sabfca would strengthen Gujarat's position in the Delhi durbar.

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