ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Sikkim- Joining the Mainstream

in the Congress (I) would exploit the riots to undermine his position. This led him to concentrate on avoiding saying or doing anything which could be exploited by his detractors or Jay himself open to attack by Hindu organisations. Hence, for instance, his eagerness to disclose at his press conference on May 19 that the government was no; contemplating taking any action against Bal Thackeray. In effect this meant leaving things to be handled by the administration and the police a task to which they were clearly not equal. In fact, there appears to be general agreement about the ineffectiveness

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