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BIHAR-Deepening Fissures

Prabhakar from its legislature party, the unseemly incident exposes the BJP's lack of scruples in selecting its candidates. The incidents related above were confined to the four walls of the august houses. The behaviour of our legislators outside these precincts keeps providing spicy staple for the press all through the year (the latest one involving a Haryana minister's misbehaviour on an Indian Airlines flight). After all this, the last laugh should be reserved for good old Lenin. It was he who used the term 'pigsty' (surely 'unparliamentary', according to our rules inherited from the colonial regime) to describe legislatures in so-called democracies BIHAR Deepening Fissures IT is over a month since the formal split in the Janata Dal parliamentary party in which 14 MPs formed a separate group headed by George Fernandes, ,now called Janata Dal (G). The leaders of the breakaway group expected similar splits in the state legislature parties, and their expectation did not prove to be totally unfounded. The most noticeable effect of the split in the central Janata Dal manifested itself in UP where a number of ML As walked out of the parent group. However, to the chagrin pf the leaders of the breakaway Janata Dal, they did not join the new group; they defected to the Samajwadi Party of the chief minister Mulayam Singh.

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