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Another Opportunity Lost

with the destruction of the Congress" was on policy; instead it said, the Leftist Opposition must help the process of polarisation within the Congress so that by the time the next general election came, a broad Left front would have taken shape throughout the country. In other words, said 'Mainstream', "the Left must encourage principled fights within the Congress and welcome those who leave the party because of its anti-people actions rather than offer inducements to power- seekers merely in order to topple Congress government". The weekly said that the Left must also consider the implications of elevating floor-crossing to the status of acceptable political conduct. The situation was full of threat to the proper functioning of democracy and the Left had a responsibility.

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