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

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Vol XII No 26 Skylark 284 Frere Road Bombay 400 038 Grama Econweekly Editor Krishna Raj Associate Editor Rajani X Desai Assistant Editor M S Prabhakar Editorial Staff Colin de Souza, K Vijayakumar Manager J K Thakkar Advertisement Manager R Venkiteswaran Tasks in West Bengal THE overwhelming victory of the CPI(M)-led united front of Left parties in the assembly elections in West Bengal is at least as significant as the trouncing of the Congress in the other states which went to the polls. The Left front has won 230 out of 293 seats in the West Bengal assembly. The CPI(M) has won an absolute majority by itself with 177 seats, which is a striking improvement over the 111 seats it had won in 1969, its best performance hitherto. The Left front has swept the polls in all the districts of the state with the exception of Midnapore. On the other hand, the Janata and the Congress parties have between them won only 49 seats, the former 29 and the latter 20. There can be no denying that the Left front has been given an unequivocal mandate.

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