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Consolidations and Polarisations

which till now was the bailiwick of Indira Gandhi; Jayaprakash Narayan doling out a concoction of Utopia and mishmash nearly identical with somebody else's speciality? But what makes Jayaprakash Narayan a greater menace than those currently in authority? The convict/on that the local reactionaries are solidly in league wih him? The suspicion that the Americans are secretly behind him? Could it not be the other way round, however? Sometimes you choose your friends, more often you choose your foes. Once you decide, on a priori grounds, to designate Jayaprakash Narayan your enemy, he becomes your adversary; willy nilly, he then has to rum toward thine sworn enemies for support and succour.

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