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

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Elections-Congress and Muslims

hospitality to CPI candidates. Secondly (and what is perhaps the more basic factor) following the massive depletion of the party's strength in the wake of the resignations of Jagjivan Ram, Bahu- guna, Satpathy and others, a major concern for the Congress high command must have been to check the possibilities of further walk-outs. Nomination for a Lok Sabha seat is a bargaining, counter. The high command needed as many of these counters as were available in its effort to avert further desertions from the party. Few could therefore be spared for the CPI.

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