ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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A Capful of Advice

date just what led to the creation of zonal councils. Perhaps they were the late Jawaharlal Nehru's non- answer to something or other. The late Govind Ballabh Pant presided over these council meetings with a measure of authority, The late Lai Bahadur Shastri used one such meeting for an important pronouncement on the question of language. Last week's meeting in Calcutta of the eastern zonal council was a reminder that the councils are still there and that their meetings can still be used for projecting the national "image" of a regional leader like Y B Chavan. The Home Minister certainly made a good try last week.

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