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

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State Trading Goes to the Head

February 25. 1967 But Lahiri has won. Each of the leftist candidates has polled more votes individually than the Congress candidate. So it seems that people are still prepared to vote for a person who is known to be honest and opposed sincerely to Congress policies, irrespective of his organisation. They are not unduly influenced by the force majeure of either petty bribes or unreasoning hatred. The ball is now back in the court of the leftist politicians: they have to take this opportunity to work for the socialism that they all preach. For this, they will have to bury their petty personal quarrels and give up the habit of fighting shadows. Can they do it? Can reason and sanity play a larger part in West Bengal politics than it has done in recent years?

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