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

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The Last Satrap Revolt?

The regionally-based, 'vernacular'-speaking, rural, but also rapidly urbanising, lower caste propertied and more or less bourgeois groups have been central to the Congress's decline and have already restructured the polity, regionalising it. The 1999 elections will hinge on the fate of these forces, whether or not the real issues and principles finally emerge from the outrageous opportunism these forces currently display.

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