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Congress Victory in Andhra Assured

January 7, 1967 the privileges of the legislatures could perhaps be defined in terms of Article 194(3) of the Constitution. The Speakers of the different legislatures recommended such a step at their annual conference but the Government has repeatedly postponed action on the subject. Even when action is taken on these lines, one cannot foresee an end to the conflicts in the absence of a spirit of mutual respect and accommodation among the three organs. In this connection the observations of Mr Justice A K Sarkar of the Supreme Court on the UP case are relevant. Tracing the background of the conflict between the judiciary and the legislatures, he said: "I regret that instead of showing that restraint which the occasion called for... a precipitate action was taken. The result of the order of the judges was to interfere with the perfectly legitimate action of the Assembly in a case where interference was not WITH THE virtual completion of the election of candidates by the different parties, the electoral battle is all set to begin in Andhra. The first shot on behalf of the Congress was fired by Indira Gandhi on January 3 at Hyderabad. The other parties began their campaigns almost simultaneously in other places. The electoral scene is confuted because while the many opposition parties are anxious to dislodge the Congress, their competence to do so is compromised by the incredible divisions among them.

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