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CPI(M) in West Bengal

CPI(M) in West Bengal Woes of the Parliamentary Left SURAJIT C MUKHOPADHYAY Aditya Nigam in his

Aditya Nigam in his ‘Logic of Failed Revolution: Federalisation of CPI(M)’ (EPW, January 29, 2000) raises quite a few important issues in trying to understand the ‘rapidly growing irrelevance’ of the CPI(M) in the fast moving world of Indian politics. The points made by Nigam are especially important in the context of West Bengal where the party is faced with certain ideological and organisational dilemmas.

While agreeing with the tenor of the many arguments that Nigam makes, especially in relation to the political predicaments of being a social democratic or revolutionary, I wish to bring in here a few quibbles on the subject of the CPI(M) politics in the state of West Bengal.

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