It is amazing as to how there is a 'magic' in our mainstream national media. They can do and undo with equal finesse and alacrity. The moment a new government has come to power then so many things are being unearthed like murders, rapes, discord in general. This is a process of digging and excavation.
I don't mantain that there are no thematic political concerns in literature - that is a truism. But what I am going to say is that there are literary coteries which use the machinations like any political group, for 'ouster' of people who they are jealous of, or feel threatened by. Literary coteries can be vicious, trying and arrogant - so can individual writers.
Even as the chief ministers in three North East states are sworn in very little attention seems to be paid to Tripura, where a party has got absolute majority single-handedly, and is being elected to power, five times in a row, with the present incumbent winning three times in a row!
Three North Eastern states that went to the polls on February 23 2013 are now poised to form governments. While the CPI (M) had a landslide victory in Tripura, in fact, getting an absolute majority, the other two states had single party majority winners - Congress in Meghalaya and the Naga People's Front in Nagaland.