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Politics & the war against Covid

As New Delhi looks for exit options and the politics around it, Sri Lanka and Nepal battle their own political contradictions. No telling what lies at the end of the struggle

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Coronavirus | Mahinda Rajapaksa | Pushpa Kamal Dahal

Aditi Phadnis 

Aditi Phadnis

Somewhere in the middle of the lockdown that began in March, a bureaucrat friend predicted darkly: “Wait for the lobbyists and the vested interests to crawl out of the woodwork.

That’s when the politics will start.” While the lockdown might have been unavoidable, even imperative (though the jury is out on this), the decision about how to exit and when, is deeply political. This is probably why even experienced politicians have been skittish and nervous, changing their minds about their immediate future steps (the flip-flop by UP on the issue of transporting migrant ...

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First Published: Fri, May 01 2020. 22:18 IST
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