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

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Political Process and Co-operative

The Gujarat State Co-operative Societies Act evolved from the Bombay Act of 1948 through a series of amendments. The most significant and controversial amendments were effected between 1981 and 1983, when the Congress government in power through KHAM strategy aimed to end the patidar hegemony in the co-operative sector. The opposition to the amendments sprang more from the recognition of this agenda than from any ideological affiliation to co-operative ethics. The co-operative bosses belonging to patidar community took the war to the courtrooms and had the thrust of the amendments threatening their power base, severely diluted.

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