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No Time for Sri Lanka Tamils

No Time for Sri Lanka Tamils GPD WE were in Delhi a couple of weeks ago and discovered once again that it is in many ways the most amusing city in our country. While the rest of the country was busy discussing the Andhra drama, it was busy receiving the Yugoslav President Djuranovic NTR was shouting himself hoarse against the treatment meted out to him by the Governor, and in Delhi a Union Minister had actually initiated a debate on which form of democracy might be the best for the country. He appeared to be saying that those who do not owe any allegiance to the ruling dynasty can be even better fixed if the Empress of India called herself the President rather than the Prime Minister. To be fair to the minister, he was merely concerned with doing an exercise which a BA Political Science student has to do as a part of his course. The latter usually has to answer a question on the Presidential and Parliamentary forms of Government. The learned minister was simply providing him with a learned enough answer. He also showed some signs of cleverness. A group of Congress MPs came out criticising him. He used that criticism to argue that his academic exercise had nothing to do the blessings of Indira Gandhi. His argument was that if that were the case how could these MPs criticise him. After all, the comparison between the two forms was absolutely necessary to be done now. All this was going on as several hundreds were courting arrest in the cities of Andhra Pradesh.

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