ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WEST BENGAL- The Untied Front

The Untied Front .monstrators failed to strike any responsive chord in the hearts of the semi-starved populace. Government and business offices in the Dalhousie Square area (where the Secretariat is also located) emptied in the early afternoon as the employees started taking French leave. They soon spontaneously formed a solid human wall facing the Congress crowd and launched counter demonstrations, braving police lathis and arrests. Theirs was a thankless role as in addition to the attention from the police, they were subsequently condemned roundly by the Chief Minister. The episode in its totality, however, enabled the sober strategists on both sides to make a realistic assessment of their relative strength among the people.

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