ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Helping Hand to Insurgency

Helping Hand to Insurgency It would have been entirely out of character for the union government to have allowed normal democratic procedure to function in Nagaland and let the opposition combine form a government. The decision to impose President's Rule was taken fully a week after the Congress(I) lost its majority in the assembly, not because the governor required time to 'study the situation* (the governor indeed chose to stay in hnphal during the whole week and returned to Kohima on August 6, just in time to make the expected recommendation to the union government) but because it took all of the one week for Congress leaders to realise that the 13 Congress legislators who had crossed over could not be bought, though not for lack of trying. Reports from Kohima indicate that every inducement was offered, but in vain. Hence President's Rule, a euphemism for indirect Congress rule given the present political reality.

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