ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Party, Power and Political Violence in West Bengal

West Bengal's parliamentary politics has for long been based on a violent control of territory and the exclusion of political rivals. The Congress did it earlier and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) perfected it. Now the Trinamool Congress is challenging the ruling party using similar tactics. This has led to a spiral of violence and bloodshed. It is only the defeat of this politics of violent area domination that can open the space for true democracy.



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