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

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SOUTH-The Achievements of a Centre-Left Coalition

November 17, 1973 tical of Indira Gandhi to remain credible with its own cadres and to ward off criticism that it is Hailing' the ruling party. But anything of this kind would be within reasonable limits, falling far short of the CPI(M)'s anti-Congressism. The CPI might have to attempt a limited united front with the CPI(M) on peripheral issues, as it did in West Bengal, and more recently for the lack-lus tre Delhi' bandh Having taken on itself the task of preventing Indira Gandhi's drift to the right (a far cry from the days when it wanted to give her polities a leftward push), the CPI is stuck at the dead-centre now, which is a cynical anti-climax to the left-of- centre politics which has never been more than a convenient fashion in the capitals of this subcontinent.

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