ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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ANDHRA PRADESH- Murder of a Veteran Democrat

among the middle and small peasantry. Others in the state government like Vilasrao Deshmukh are new-comers to politics. By contrast Pawar has deep roots among the middle and small Maratha peasantry in Marathwada, western Maharashtra and certain districts of Vidarbha. A large number of his party's legislators have been elected to the state Assembly from rural constituencies.

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