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

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NEW DELHI-Fumbling in Peril

Fumbling in Peril B M PRIME Minister Indira Gandhi's ritual address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on August 15 was unusually subdued. Her supporters have commended it for its honest admission of the grave difficulties which engulf the country. Her critics, however, were struck by the fact that for the first time her Independence Day speech contained no tall promises and implied no aggressive posturing. It really indicated the present undercurrent of frustration and failure in the entire government leadership and top administration. For a while, during July, there had been a sudden rash of activity within government which yielded the anti-inflationary 'measures'. By the time the final measure of the claimed 'package' to fight the inflation had emerged

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