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

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Multiple Game Y D Phadke MAHARASHTRA has been a bulwark of Congress(R) and It is likely to remain so after the mid-term poll even allowing for the possibility of MPCC losing a few marginal seats. MPCC's dominant position is largely the result of its success in identifying itself with the 'caste-cluster' known as the Mara- thas and especially with the rich peasantry which dominates the rural areas through the affluent co-operatives. In fact, confident of MPCC's commanding position in the State, its leaders were inclined to favour a simultaneous poll for the Assembly, and it was reluctantly that they agreed to toe the line of the Prime Minister who wished to avoid confusing national issues with local and regional ones.

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