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

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Flabby Heartlands

responsible political leaders, with covert encouragement from those in charge of law and order, against a particular party; but once the political purpose has been served, there is a great conspiracy of hush-hush-, nobody could be bothered to bring to justice the actual murderers. The police could be not more lackadaisical; those leaders who had been bubbling over with enthusiasm in pointing accusing fingers at the CPM have suddenly become tongue-tied. If you visit the spot where the crime was committed and engage the neighbours in discreet conversation, you would come away with quite extraordinary theories about why the government is so desperately anxious to bury the episode of Hemanta Kumar Basu's murder. There would be any number who, with a knowing wink in their eye, would whisper into your ear that Basu's murder was plotted

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