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Charisma and the People

Charisma and the People Romesh Thapar BITING the dust, as in Andhra Pradesh, is not a very pleasant experience for a person like Indira Gandhi who is only too aware of the implications of such a performance for her charisma. She survives politically, not because of her performance as the architect of present- day governance, or non-governance, but because a large section of people continues to believe that India cannot do without her. Now, it looks very much as if they have had their fill and want her out of the way.

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