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would decide on who would be the dalit representatives. But by agreeing to proportionate representation for dalits Gandhi was admitting that there were divisions among Hindus which should have a bearing on the political structure. Though he said about separate electorates that it "will create a division in Hinduism", he was in effect accepting that this division was not being created by the provision of separate electorates. Gandhi's objective clearly was to maintain an upper caste hegemony over the whole Hindu community.

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