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The tussle between central authority and decentralisation is relevant for democracies, especially large or diverse ones(HT Photo)

Opinion| Federalism is not a one-way street

By Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2020 07:48 PM IST
The anti-CAA stance of a few states and the legal challenge to the NIA can take a toll on the nation
Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, December 11(PTI)
Congress workers waves the party flag to celebrate the party's performance in Assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, in Jabalpur, December 11(PTI)

Centre and states should work with cohesion

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2018 05:28 PM IST
From the earliest day of the Republic, there haves been allegations that the central government is undermining the autonomy of the states
A strong unitary spirit underlies Indian federalism.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
A strong unitary spirit underlies Indian federalism.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

Opinion | Why federalism can’t just be another slogan

By Pavan K Varma
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2018 12:16 PM IST
Regional parties with powerful leaders are no longer subservient to the party at the Centre. Their priorities, too, have come to the fore.
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