ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Left Front's 2006 Victory in West Bengal

In the 2006 assembly elections in West Bengal, in terms of the number of legislative seats and vote share the Left Front came out far ahead of the other political parties. With a fractured opposition, democracy, if not marginalised, is certainly a casualty in this state. Given the failure of the opposition parties the ruling party needs to discharge the role of a responsible opposition from within the government. This article also discusses the changing nature of the Left Front leadership and its ideology in a reinvented form

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