ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The Left Rout: Patterns and Prospects

The vote against the Left Front in West Bengal was not a vote for change but a vote meant to inflict a deep punishment on the CPI(M)- dominated coalition. The LF did receive 41% of the vote, can it then build on this vote share for the future? That would require a process of serious introspection and rectification and not the shambolic approach the CPI(M) has engaged in after the 2008 local and 2009 parliamentary elections.

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