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

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PAKISTAN-Self-inflicted Wound

Arunachal chief minister Apang have been frowned upon by his Left partners. The Gowda governments decision to form a separate state of Uttarakhand still rankles with the CPI(M) as it has resulted in reviving the demand for Gorkhaland in West Bengal. The Left parties have also been quick to point out what they consider as 'deviance' from the common minimum programme and have been mounting pressure on the eve of UF co-ordination committee or steering committee meetings. The TMC and the DMK. the two constituents of the UF from Tamil Nadu, have expressed their displeasure at Gowda's talks with Jayalalitha and are also suspicious of a bias in favour of Karnataka on the Cauvery water dispute The TDP in Andhra Pradesh also harbours a similar suspicion about Gowda ever since the Almatti dam row. Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu's belligerence has also grown with the tardiness of the central government in disbursing relief assistance to the state.

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