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Prem Shankar Jha

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Chapter 7: India: From Developmental to Predator State

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India: From Developmental to Predator State
India: From developmental to predator state
PremShankarJha1

The Indian republic is facing a political and constitutional crisis that is as sudden as it is confusing. With terrifying suddenness, the central government of the country has lost the power to govern. Intellectuals and media persons thrashing around for an explanation have, one and all, blamed individuals for New Delhi's malaise. At present the finger of blame is being pointed at Prime Minister Vajpayee, at Home Minister Advani, at Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, at the contradictions within the Sangh Parivar and the tension between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Most of the finger pointers have forgotten that in 1997 they were levelling exactly the same charges at ...

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