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Calcutta Diary

Indrajit Gupta had an uninterrupted parliamentary career from 1960, with a gap of two-and-a-half years from 1977. The suavity of his parliamentary performance had depth. The Lok Sabha gradually lost its lustre, it became plebianised without being proletarianised. Gupta had little illusion about the effectiveness of setting aside precious hours that could have been used for trade union work for silly parliamentary chores. He must have also realised in later years the anomaly of representing a constituency where his own party was a growing non-entity. But the gentleman in him was able to tuck in his unhappiness with a sangfroid that could not but command respect.

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