INDIA: Desai's Defeat

In quest of a new government

" A situation has been reached where only God can save the country." So saying, Y.B. Chavan, leader of the opposition Congress Party, offered a routine parliamentary motion of no confidence in the government of India's Prime Minister Morarji Desai early this month. At the time no one took the motion very seriously. But within a few days, Desai's support in the ruling Janata Party, the five-group coalition that routed Indira Gandhi in national elections 28 months ago, had all but evaporated. Last week Desai, 83, was forced to resign, and Indian President N....

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