Vol VI No 21 THE attention that the annual session of the Congress(O) in Bombay received could be explained only in terms of nostalgia for the excitement of the brief period after the split in the Congress when it had seemed that governmental power at the Centre was being really contested, for the first time since Independence. Surely, nothing in the present strength or influence of the Con gress(O) warranted the publicity given to the doings at Munshinagar. Ironically, the attention that it received must have been as unpleasant to the party as it was undeserved, since the proceedings of the session only served to confirm the verdict of the Lok Sabha elections that the Congress(O) had erased to be a national political force

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