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The Political Play

The Political Play Romesh Thapar THE current calculations need recording. On the eve of the election result from the South, it is assumed that indecision will mark the mood of the voters, that no party will have majority worth talking about, that unstable coalitions are on the agenda, that Congressmen will begin finding their way to the Janata party or in the direction of the "charismatic" Indira Gandhi, and that all this will throw the nan-performing Janata conglomeration at the Centre into turmoil. Of course, this speculation could be conveniently forgotten if the election result is different. Fence- ng is a very special political art in India, But let me also record something of the political play that is on in the context of the Congress split and the elections in the southern states. The centre of the stage is held by Charan Singh

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