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Many Odd Elements

the Left Front government All the Left Front parties, including the CPI(M), the dominant constituent of the Front, are apparently unanimous that the one factor that contributed to these reverses was 'disunity' among themselves, though on the question of who is to be blamed for this disunity, opinions differ widely. Briefing newsmen after the CPI (M)'s Politburo meeting, the general secretary of the party, E M S Namboodiripad, noted that had the Left Front displayed 'unity and cohesion', its victory in the West Bengal panchayat elections would have been still more 'decisive'The chairman of the Left Front, Samar Mukherji, made the same point by noting that 'fierce campaign against one another', following the inability to agree upon apportionment of seats, had contributed to the setbacks. According to the West Bengal chief minister, Jyoti Basu, too the cracks in Left Front unity led to Congress (I) winning more seats than it deserved to win.

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