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

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UTTAR PRADESH-Low Key, High Stakes

Low Key, High Stakes M R THE Prime Minister's blistering attack on the Opposition at Mathura on October 2, was for all purposes the beginning of her crash campaign to win the Uttar Pradesh elections. The ragtag Opposition had organised a feeble black-flag demonstration, and that perhaps was the provocation for the strident tone of her speech. But her style of campaigning has changed vastly since. On January 2. she bad to abandon her meeting at Nagpur where the audience was sullen and a section of it hostile. It is significant that she has chosen to ignore the Nagpur incident in her subsequent speeches, though 40 over-enthusiastic Congress MPs rushed to the Press with a statement suggesting that the Nagpur disturbances were the beginning of some sinister 'Rightist plot' against the Prime Minister.

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