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

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More Myopic Politics

THE tragedy in Punjab seems set to become a farce with all the equations that prevailed hitherto in the state collapsing following the initiation of the election process. The centre which till the other day displayed firm resolution in not holding elections displays the same resolution in forcing elections. The moderate Akalis who till the other day insisted on reviving the electoral process are outdoing one another in striking militant postures and demanding a boycott of the elections, a course of action that has invited the centre's wrath. And the militants who had all along rejected the electoral process and stuck unvaryingly to the goal of seccession are, from all available reports, contesting elections on the sly. In short the complexity of the situation is such as to cloud comprehension and defy predictability.

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