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Election Time Again

any sense of priorities, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a focus for comment. Where does one begin? The aftermath of the Carter-Callaghan pub- lic-relationising? The underworld tactics of Nehru's daughter before the Shah Commission? The role of sons, Congress and Janata, in the unfolding politics of India? The developing equation between gangsters and politicians, whether in town or village? The effect of the demonestisation of high denomination notes on our political life? The political patterns developing in the cleution battles of South India? think it would be best to turn our attention to the electioneering in several states in South India. First, we need to record what is not being reported by our lazy newspapermen in the Capital. It appears from reports being gathered by foreign observers that a remarkable job of relief and rehabilitation has been done in coastal Andhra Pradesh after the initial dislocation following the catastrophic cyclone. This extraordinary achievement, the result of close co-ordination between the state and district administration, has been deliberately underplayed by the Janata government for obvious reasons. But, and this is the critical question, what persuaded our press, or for that matter, the wretched Samachar, to drop the story after recording and picturising the rrors? May be, an editor or two iuld oblige.

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