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CPI(M) and Election Results 2016

A Symbol and the Reading of a Mandate

The assembly elections held in 2016 were crucial to the left parties, as they were at the nadir of their political career in India. Yet, the response of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) to the election verdicts represents a lack of realism and disregard not only for the uneasy political circumstances, but alarmingly also for political memory, expectations, and interpretative abilities prevalent in the popular.

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