India: The Case of Nehru's Dog

In India, cried a socialist politician last week, 270 million people exist on 4¢ a day, while it takes 63¢ daily to feed Jawaharlal Nehru's dog. Not so, retorted Nehru: daily subsistence for 70% of the population is all of 20¢. (He did not deny his canine food costs.) The accusation, and the Prime Minister's reply, were fair samples of the acrimonious personal attack on Nehru last week during the first censure motion against the government in India's 16 years of independence.

With a 229-seat plurality, Nehru's Congress Party was in no danger....

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