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

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Visible Contradictions

Romesh Thapar AS the euphoria over 'massive man- dates' and 'split votes' settles, the politics of India continue to fascinate, The 'left' strongholds are consolidating even as Janata's base in Haryana cracks, and the Congress(U), after defeating the Congress(I) in Goa, surrenders to it If we keep the so-called left out, the rest of the political play is as opportunist as ever. And the wonder is that, mandates notwithstanding, Indira Gandhi encourages the opportunism, even advertises it in photographic displays. Sanjay Gandhi's 'white-shirts', the exponents of a new political culture, don't like the looks of what's going on; it might drown them among the old dhoti- wallahs.

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