India: Mandate for Menonism

India's third and biggest election (14,744 candidates, 126 million voters) since independence last week brought slightly tarnished but undisputed victory for the ruling Congress Party, dismaying defeat for the nation's young, non-Communist opposition, and a heady new mandate for the neutralist policies of Prime Minister Nehru and the leftist views of Defense Minister Krishna Menon, which are coming to be known as Menonism. Main results:

>Nehru's Congress Party lost strength in all but two of the twelve state legislatures involved in the elections, and lost its majority in the states of Rajasthan and Madhya...

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