ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Achuthanandan's Splendid Isolation

The relationship between veteran leader V S Achuthanandan and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has reached a new low, but neither he nor the party are willing to part ways amicably. After walking out of the party's state conference in Alappuzha in February, Achuthanandan has been consigned to the sidelines. This has been the culmination of a process partly of his own making and partly of the party's making--one involving too many convenient compromises, and a political line that now values pragmatism above all.

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