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For a More Dedicated Left Unity

the facts. But apart from the obvious distortion that the 'explanation', by virtue of what it chooses to concentrate on, leaves out the PAC's role, we may yet be interested in knowing what makes the leaders of the Muslim community advocate mass suicide, and what makes the people accept the advocacy. Are these twin phenomena really all that different from what one observes at a global level in the nation's politics: the seemingly suicidal THE acute intra-Left Front tensions generated over the distribution of seats for the recently held panchayat elections in West Bengal have not entirely subsided. On the contrary, the CPI which earlier had seemed to have been more or less satisfied with the CPI(M)'s conduct has recently come out with serious allegations about the latter's breach of faith in about 1,000 panchayat constituencies. The other two discontented allies of the CPI(M) avail themselves of every opportunity to give expressions to their subdued disaffection against the leader of the Front. The basic cause of the persisting maladjustments among the Left Front partners may lie in a certain lack of clarity about both the need for the continuation, indeed strengthening, of the Front as also in the failure to interpret correctly the results of panchayat elections.

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