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

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WEST BENGAL-Suppression of CPI(M)

and indifferent, the anti-Jan Sangh vote was mobilised behind Congress(R). It is polarisation of opinion and not any significant shift in it that is responsible for the debacle of the Sangh-do- minarcd front. For in a State like UP, with 15 per cent Muslim and 20 per cent Harijan populations, the strategy or common fronts and straight contests against Congress would always boomerang on the Sangh and on fronts supported by it.

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