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Gandhi party set for rebound in local elections

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / February 7, 1983



New Delhi

Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's Congress-I Party appeared headed for a victory in Saturday's local elections here. The municipal poll is important to Mrs. Gandhi after her party's big losses last month in two of its former bastions in the south.

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Meanwhile, several incidents of violence were reported in the northeast state of Assam, where there is widespread opposition to the inclusion of illegal immigrants, mostly Bangladeshis, on electoral rolls.