ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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World Economy- Growth Hopes Belied

suffering and heightening of communal passions. It is to be seen whether the Central government and the Congress(I) are prepared to accept the imperatives of this failure in the ensuing process of restoration of political normalcy in Punjab. It is the peculiarity of Punjab that, because of Hindus comprising as much as about 40 per cent of the population, the Akali Dal cannot emerge as a regional ruling party in the manner of the AIADMK, the DMK or the Telugu Desam. Within the existing political framework and in the immediate context there is no alternative to some form of coalition politics with the Akali Dal as a major participant.

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