ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Fetish of Consensus

Fetish of Consensus CONSENSUS, frantically engineered at the eleventh hour and trumpeted as unanimity, appears to have become an obsessive concern with the Janata Dal. For so self-consciously schismatic a party leading a minority government, the fetish of consensus is perhaps inevitable. Not that the divisions within the party are concealed by so transparent a device. On the contrary, the clumsiness with which it is effected only advertises what is so elaborately sought to be concealed, S R Bommai's installation as interim president of the party is only the latest instance of a desperately contrived unity between its warring factions.

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