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crisis-ridden structure by action from the top. The most important point for re-examination is the Section 112 of the CPI(M) Progamme. which really means the entire constitutionalist orientation of the party. Can it really undertake such a review7 This, of course, does not mean that the party's 'style of work' does not demand a second look. It really does and on a wide scale. To quote some glaring examples: should the CPI(M) transport minister have passed the time in the company of the fashionable crowd in the Eden Garden to watch a game of test cricket when the Congress (I) hoodlums were burn- ing buses and trams for hours and thus creating transport chaos? or should the chief minister have gone on his China trip leaving his junior and undistinguished colleagues to deal with the ravaging enteric epidemic which has so far taken a toll of over 2,000 lives? or, and even more important, should the Left Front government so zealously condone the atro cities of the police and remain largely indifferent to so many cases of suspicious death of undertrails in police custody?

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