The twelve members of India's pre-independence government trooped dutifully down to New Delhi's "Untouchables Colony" last week. They were reporting to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the unseen presence in the councils of the new regime, what the first weeks of Indian sovereignty added up to. They had:
¶ Constituted themselves a cabinet with joint governmental responsibility with the British Viceroy.
¶ Appointed their own U.N. delegates.
¶ Ordered cessation of the British bombing of villages on the North West Frontier.
¶ Debated immediate end of the salt tax, which has upped the cost of salt 400%.