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

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NEW DELHI-Agricultural Prices and the Left

NEW DELHI Agricultural Prices and the Left B M THERE has been a great deal of press speculation on the CPI and its stance towards Indira Gandhi's government in the wake of the latter's 'complaint' to the Soviet leaders that the CPI was tilting towards rightist forces and joining hands with them to destabilise her government. From all available accounts, the CPI leadership has been able to hold its position so far in the face of mounting pressure from a variety of elements within and outside the party. What has enabled it do so is the emphasis that the leadership has been laying on what are called mass issues. In the face of the government's tough policy towards industrial labour and trade unions, activising of the trade union front has been given emphasis. The fairly impressive presence which the BJP has been able to muster in the trade union field in the last three to four years has not. created any complications in this context. The left trade unions have felt no reason to dissociate from the BJP trade unions in their campaign against the governments labour policy.

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