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The Pueblo Episode

February 3, 1968 in the next session". Thus Kumaraman- galam is wrong to say that the power of the Governor to prorogue and convene the Legislature can be exercised only on the advice of his Council of Ministers. The Constitution has given enough powers to the Governor to summon the Legislature whenever he wants, the only condition being that a period of six months should not lapse between two meetings. Dharma Vira did give a fair chance to Ajoy Mukherjee to convene a session of the West Bengal State Legislature when doubts had arisen about the Government's majority. In the face of Ajoy Mukherjee's refusal to do this what could a conscientious Governor do?


bitant prices are thus unlikely to last long, and a parity of sorts will be maintained between the northern and southern prices. On the other hand, the absence of a freight pool will enable new entrants and units contemplating expansion to balance the economics of proximity to markets with the economics of proximity to raw materials in locating their plants.

End of Honeymoon

resources, the short-sighted views expressed, by the Chief Ministers in the National Development Council. Perhaps, the obsession is unhealthy. May be. But it doesn't seem all that unhealthy if you look at India from this Capital city. December 4.

De Gaulle s Pound of Flesh

December 2, 1967 the CPI(M) in Kerala, the DMK in Madras and the Swatantra in Orissa will continue to rule and that these territories be treated as lost. Probably, in order to prevent a continental polarisation between the Right and Left, which would lead to grave instability and rob the Congress Party of its very relevant centrist role in a federal polity, the High Command may well consolidate and further build its rapport with these governments. A satisfied Namboodiripad and Annadurai could neutralise somewhat the dangerous repercussions of recent events in Bengal. Politicking certainly moves in strange ways in India.

Dissidents as Partners

Dissidents as Partners Ekalavya BHARATIYA KRANTI DAL which emerged from last week's conclave of ex-Congressmen in Indore is, as a political organisation, an advance over the Jana Congress formed in Delhi in December last. Jana Congress had to allow the different State parties of dissident Congressmen to retain their names and separate identities and, of course, decide on their candidates and election strategy. At Indore the party gave itself a new name, a flag and at least a preamble to a programme. It elected a chairman but postponed the election of an executive committee, leaving an 11-member steering committee chosen by the chairman in charge till next September or so by when, it is hoped, the party would be organised enough to hold elections at the State and Central levels.

After Ceasefire What

After Ceasefire What? Sankar N Maitra THE SIX-DAY WAR in the Middle East ended with a ceasefire three months ago but, peace has not yet descended on the Middle East. Meanwhile, there is not even an armistice but a curious no-war-no- peace which keeps nations in suspense.

A Balanced China Policy

successful in his bid for foreign affairs he might be satisfied with the Defence Ministry

The Empty Package

tic models, and language or linguism carries within it too many undefined frustrations, superstitions, fears and aspirations to be played around by policy-makers who live for the moment.


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