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group to emerge as a troublesome opposition in a state (either to embarrass a non-Congress ruling party or a rival faction within the Congress(I) as happened during the Darbara Singh-Zail Singh feud in Punjab), allowing matters to drift to an irreversible point and then intervening to pose as the champion of law and order. Rajiv Gandhi's statement that if the West Bengal government failed to tackle the problem, it should "better entrust the responsibility to the Centre and we will handle it" is a significant pointer as to the direction in which the wind is blowing.

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