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of this kind which consolidates Cent- rism and does not encourage dangerous polarisation in a federal polity.
This is the sort of snap theorising which is being indulged in at the moment. it is sparked by the fear among Congressmen that a minority Government surviving on inter-party manipulation might be compelled to take decisions not in the national interest. Will a State of Telengana be granted to stop a new defection? Will Mysore lose the border tussle with Maharashtra? Will the Chandigarh solution be sought in calculations irrelevant to the issue? Will Tamilnad become the favoured State because of its DMK vote in Parliament? The demonstrations in the streets of Delhi on the opening day of Parliament could be a pointer to a new kind of lobbying.

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