ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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AUSTERITY-Beyond Gestures

Cynical Calculations WHILE the election commission has announced that elections will be held in Punjab in February, the notification to that effect by the president as required by the Representation of the People Act 1951 is yet to be made. Indications are that this will be made by January 20. This delay in notifying the elections however raises doubts about the eventual outcome even if the centre's bona fides are accepted on trust, for the compulsions that motivated the delay are likely to continue to operate. In such an event any project to revive the political process in the state will rapidly collapse.

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