INDIA: More Power for the P.M.

During a three-day barnstorming tour of Maharashtra state, Sanjay Gandhi was asked in Bombay whether he intended to run for Parliament in the next election. Answered the imperious younger son of India's imperious Prime Minister: "I do not even know when the elections are to be held."

Neither do other Indians. Last week Indira Gandhi moved on two fronts to strengthen her powers and continue India's relentless pace toward a more centralized, authoritarian government. The Indian Parliament finally approved a much-debated package of constitutional amendments that limit the powers of the presidency...

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