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Bogey of Over-Population

Plan for the state. And yet, while the misery continues unabated, conventional politicking goes on. But even this conventional politicking seems to be of a curiously listless kind. The dissident Congressmen met, in the teeth of official opposition, at Sibsagar, and the proceedings turned out to be a damp squib. It is yet uncertain if the dissidents can ever pose a threat to the Sinha ministry, A by-election too is on, and Biswa Goswami, the Socialist leader is contesting the seat held by Fakrud- din Ali Ahmed, as a 'peoples' candidate', against a relatively unknown Congress candidate. The President did not visit Barpeta during his recent visit to the state, but his influence is certainly going to be felt during the elections, it is unlikely that the anti-Congress trend seen in recent by-elections is going to be felt at Barpeta. Jabalpur is oven farther away than Delhi, and we, anyway, have been known to be a very loyal people. What with the Country and the Party being headed by Favourite Sons, can we afford to be anything but loyal?

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