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

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Beyond the Parting of Ways

Will the Biju Janata Dal now rethink the path of development it has pursued in Orissa?

Biswamoy Pati Writes:

The Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD) receptivity to the signals conveyed by t he people of Orissa in t he recent municipal council elections (in which the party triumphed while its coalition partner, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), was roundly defeated) has saved it from a crisis. The real reason for the split was not the squabble over seat-sharing for the coming Lok Sabha and state assembly elections, but the beating the secular image of the BJD had taken with the Sangh parivar outfits working hard to “Modi”fy Orissa.

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