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

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WEST BENGAL-Congress on the Defensive

significant and qualitative improvement in the management and performance of the economy in the Fifth Plan? The differences in the Planning Commission thus really boil down to the degree of confidence in the present administra- THOUGH the agitation against the recent increase in Calcutta bus-fares shows signs of petering out, the present situation offers little comfort to the Congress regime. If the Bangla bandh of November 17, organised by the nine-party Left Front and headed by the CPI(M), had clearly demonstrated the gathering mass support behind the Opposition, the recent agitations have conclusively exposed the near- total isolation of the government.

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