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

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THE CPI- End of an Affair

gestion to her that perhaps they had a good case in court was dismissed on the ground that it might antagonise the government. Sanjay Gandhi Nagar residents were really shocked when the local Congress(I) corporator, Kanti Dhulla, refused to come to stop the demolition feigning sickness. What is not realised is that even if Dhulla wanted to do something, he is helpless. For the elections are over and the political system is not in a compromising but in a vengeful mood. The Teen Dongri slum-dwellers abused the Congress(I) when I met them but also confided that since they were all Maharashtrians they had approached the Shiv Sena, who was sure to help them out. Bal Thackerey's well- known policy in favour of demolition does not deter them in the least.

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