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

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Calcutta Diary

Calcutta Diary A M THE Congress model for West Bengal has on the surface a charming simplicity: by hook or crook, keep the CPM at bay for a few years; meanwhile, enforce industrial peace by encouraging trade union activity of a kind which will invariably lean for support on the Government and the employers; accelerate the pace of industrial investment, by both persuading the tycoons and direct government outlays; ask the banks and other public financial institutions to back the effort; in agriculture, while maintaining the radical stance on such issues as land reform, keep the jotedars happy by ensuring larger supplies of power, irrigation water as well as credit; in the political sphere, capture the non- ideological Naxalite rump and utilise their pathological hatred toward the CPM to attack and immobilise the intermediate cadres of that party; Bangladesh being the emotional booty it is, urge the newspapers to exploit the theme to the hilt for building an appropriate image of the Prime Minister. For the organised

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