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A Nine Days' Blunder

To expect the many regional, highly personalised parties forming the opposition to come together and stick together to fight for the somewhat nebulous cause of secularism was unrealistic in the first place. To expect them to do so by supporting a government of Sonia Gandhi 'from the outside', without sharing the spoils of office, was to expect our ruling classes to act completely at variance with their known character.

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