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Study the cartoon given below carefully and answer of the following questions: 

(i) Who was head of the government formed by the National Front in 1989? 

(ii) Why was the government formed by him called a puppet government? 

(iii) Identify the puppeteers pulling the strings and the political parties they belong to.

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(i). Prime Minister V.P. Singh 

(ii). Because it was the coalition government which was endowed with the outwards symbols of authority, but in which direction and controlled were exercised by the Bharatiya Janata Party and Left Front not by National Front itself. This government was supported by BJP and Left Front. 

(iii). The puppeteers pulling the strings are Jyoti Basu (Left Party) and L.K. Advani (BJP).

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