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New Economic Policy and Old Trade Unions

To outraged protests from citizens the state government replies that it is the central government which is the ultimate authority and which does not want to withdraw the army. On the other hand, home minister Indrajit Gupta has assured a delegation of a youth organisation from the state, the AJYCP, that the centre is most unwilling to deploy the army in the Assam countryside and that it is being done under pressure from the state government. Reportedly he even urged the AJYCP to organise protest movements against the deployment of the army in the state against terrorists. This murky situation is made even more intriguing by the prime minister's applause of the army's role in the state during his recent visit One suspects that between them the state and the central government are not only passing the buck to each other; but also diabolically hoodwinking the people about their real intentions.

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