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Not in Defence of Heroes

Not in Defence of Heroes IN paragraph three of his response (November 28) to my piece of October 3, Sumanta Banerjee (SB) has finally raised the questions my answers to which would not differ very much from his. Yes, the only conclusions permissible from the CPI(M) behaviour (praxis is perhaps too sacred a word not worthy of application to "our newly discovered heroes") is that on the question of the teachers' strike what the party's Delhi hand was doing was unknown to its eastern and the western hands. There is no evidence to suggest that 14 Ashoka Road knew anything about what was going on. 14 Ashoka Road either did not have a perception of the matter or, if it had, it could not and did not impose it on Chakravarti and Thekedath (SSC and KT). This is not mysterious when it comes to Indian communist parties. SB should know that better than anyone else.

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