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Steel in Doldrums

amenable to separate solution. With such logic as king, disaffection has grown in the polity. More and more states have tended to slip out of the Congress party's grip. Quantity, in obedience to one of the fundamental laws of nature, shades off into quality. Disaffection need not choose to stay as disaffection for an indeterminate length of time; it may turn into a category of barefaced rebellion, and one thing could lead to another. If a situation arises where two-thirds of the country do not have any proper representation in the national government, the provocation to flout the system could be great; a stray episode may then lead off a train of cataclysmic events. The cynical ones, who bank on the country's celebrated inertia to save it from dissolution, may be proved wrong on just one occasion. And that one occasion could be the crucial one.

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