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

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Politics-The Three Congresses

election campaign, the Janata Party complained that, despite the prime minister's assurance on creating the conditions for free and fair elections (which included the specific promise of release of all political detenus), a large number of political workers were still in detention. Statements by state governments such as that 'most' or 'almost all' political prisoners had been freed lacked credibility and, on March 10, there was mass fasting all over the country to demand the release of those still in prison' According to the Janata Party's estimate, there were over 30,000 political prisoners

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