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

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KERALA- Cracks in the Coalition

December 4, 1971 in a leaderette "there is no doubt that the organisation [Congress-R] in the rural areas is influenced and led by jotedars and rich peasants. In order to protect jotedar interests, members and leaders, of New Congress are as- sualring and beating the peasants and their leaders," The editorial complained of collusion among police, goondas, jotedars and Congress (R), All this has not, of course, led to any change of practice on the part of CPI. But the growing exposure of the real character of Congress(R) and its covert rule in West Bengal has already led RSP and Forward Bloc into a common front with CPI(M) in time Burdwan municipal election scheduled to he held on November 28. Whatever the results of the Burdwan polls, this line-up is a pointer to the future political alignment in the state.

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