INDIA: Ring Out the Old, Ring In the Old'

It is easy to ride a tiger, but not so easy to get off.

An opposition member of India's Parliament cited that familiar saying last week when he was asked to comment on Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's latest steps to preserve her firm rule over India's destiny. At the annual convention of her ruling Congress Party in Chandigarh, 150 miles north of New Delhi, Mrs. Gandhi announced, to no one's great surprise, that she would ask Parliament to prolong the state of emergency she declared last June and to postpone next month's elections...

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