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Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 22, No. 51 (Dec. 19, 1987), pp. 2193-2195
Published by: Economic and Political Weekly
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4377880
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In the elections to the Nagaland assembly it was the Congress(I) which strongly appealed to regional, even chauvinistic, sentiments. In line with Congress(I) tactics in other north-eastern states, the party not only showed its willingness to make-up with forces it has long been describing as anti-national, but also encouraged inter-state differences and tensions. Even the prime minister did not consider it unwise to add to the tension between Nagaland and Assam provided this brought immediate electoral gains for the party.
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