ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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MCNAMARA IN CALCUTTA- Roses All the Way

Robert S McNamara, came to Calcutta in 1968, soon after taking charge of the international organisation, he met with quite a tumultous reception. That was the time of a brief interregnum between two United Front governments and the city was in a ferment. The leftist parties were on their toes, eager to seize every opportunity. They brought out posters saying 'killer of Vietnam, go back' and the like and held demonstrations against McNamara. McNamara had to move surreptitiously in a helicopter for a look around the city's much-talked about slums in the small hours of the day.

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