India: Indira's Woes

An uphill climb to 1985

"All this talk of my going downhill," insisted India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi last week, "is just so much political nonsense." Translation: she is going downhill all right, but she is fighting back. Her Congress (I) Party (the "I" is, of course, for Indira) has not won a majority in any of the eight state elections it has fought since Mrs. Gandhi's return to power in 1980. It fared particularly badly last month in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, which had supported the Congress Party since...

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