India: The New Manifesto

In the best of times, unity is a problem for India's huge Congress Party. The party is a conglomerate of factions that range from wild splinter leftists to extremists of the right. Since Indira Gandhi came to power nine months ago, holding the party together has become a major task as one crisis, be it food, currency or industrial stagnation, has followed another.

The problem takes on added importance with the approach of next February's general elections. The present forecast is for a significant loss for the Congress Party. Thus, as they met last week in the Kerala coastal city...

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