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Uttar Pradesh Casts Its Shadow

February 2, 1974 course could lurk in the comer. But, much worse, where by brute force you prevent the masses from taking recourse to collective political action in protest against the many ills of administration, 'you are In fact invoking anarchy, In case not the slightest heed is paid to the people's anger over the price rise, the corruption and the growing income inequalities, this anger would in any ease be out, and no quantity of repression would then suc ceed in putting it down, Since, however, the option of collectivemodalities has meanwhile been deliberately throttled, the arena would be taken over by disorganised chaos. The President of the Republic will not like that, but. by then, he and his Rashtra- pati Bhavan would become an irrelevance. Admittedly, an unsavoury thought, but, pray, which aspect of Indian life is at the moment brimful of aesthetic virtues?

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