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

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WEST BENGAL New Turn? THE CPI's move for a state-wide bandh, in co-operation with the CPI(M)-led Left Front and despite opposition from its Congress ally, may mark a new turn in West Bengal politics. And, since they appear to have the blessings of the party's central leadership, the West Bengal unit's new stirrings may not be devoid of some wider national significance. If the Congress-CPI coalition in Kerala in 1969 had marked the begin- ning of the CPI's policy of collaboration with the ruling party, then the first hesitant steps towards forging its contact with the CPI(M) in West Bengal may tome to symbolise the re-formation of the disrupted Left Opposition.

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