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

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EXPORTS-Romancing Rubber

yadav grandeur has for the moment got the better of more mundane economic realities. But how long will this apparently har monious relationship between the yadav rich farmer and the farmhand under the Janata Dal flag last? The answer largely depends on the ability of the present regime to provide some tangible material benefits to the less-privileged sections of the community. So far, Laloo Prasad's government has roused tremendous expec tations among the poor backward castes in general and yadavs in particular without doing much to fulfil them. While fully recognising the cohesive strength of the caste factor, it is therefore difficult to predict an indefinite continuation of the present arrangements in the absence of any concrete gains accruing to the poorer yadavs. The change may not occur in the immediate future, but the material basis for it nevertheless exists in the unsatisfied aspirations of the vadav masses.

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