INDIA: Revolt Against Nehru

Prime Minister Nehru last week faced a noisy rebellion within the ranks of his own Congress Party, the force that put him into power.

The Congress Party is a sprawling conglomeration of Indian factions whose great aim, under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, was Indian independence. Once that aim was achieved, it found itself without a unifying purpose. It grew fat and lazy, today harbors many timeserving officeholders, not a few black-marketeers. Nehru, only a middling politician, lacks the skill to hold the crumbling structure together. He bothers little about the party machine, does not even know the names of...

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