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From Our Correspondents Story the Votes Tell

WHILE the CPI(M) has undoubtedly lost the recent Kerala election by not having been able to win a majority of the seats or even retain their position in the dissolved Assembly, it is wrong to say that the people of Kerala have rejected the Marxists, their ideology or even tactics. It is equally wide off the mark to interpret the successes of the Congress led by Indira Gandhi as a political comeback by the party. While the number of seats won by a party are crucial in the kind of electoral system we have, the popular vote is the real index of the people's political preferen-ces.

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