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

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New Politics

MANU KULKARNI, being a representative of a supra-government organisation like the UN, has unfailingly treated readers of EPW with sugary plugs for various initiatives of the UN, the Indian government and the Madhya Pradesh government. Whether it is the distinctly anti-third world Social Development Summit, the Indian government's misguided attempt to force iodised salt down the throats of its long-suffering populace or the manifestly deficient 73rd constitutional amendment on panchayati raj, Kulkarni is always to the fore turning his pen into a bugle, to herald these as harbingers of an impending millennium. The latest piece of such spurious heraldry is Kulkarni's adulation of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh for his initiative in getting a women's policy adopted by the MP legislature (March 23).

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