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Mamata remembers Jyoti Basu on death anniversary (Lead, Correcting year in Para 3)
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How the Communists killed Bengal's industry

West Bengal's longest serving chief minister Jyoti Basu once told an industrialist that capitalists were class enemies and he should expect no sympathy.Ishita Ayan Dutt tracks the political excesses behind the state's downfall. IMAGE: Starting in the 1960s, labour disputes and lock-outs in many companies lasted more than a year, marking their decline. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images It is the late 1960s. Urban Bengal has taken to the Naxal movement and parts of Calcutta (as Kolkata was called ..., 10 hours ago

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Business Standard, 2 months ago

Jyoti Basu's Bombshell

From N.C.'s Writings We are reproducing the following piece by N.C. that appeared in this weekly in January 1997 on an interview to a national daily given by Jyoti Basu, the CPM patriuarch and former West Bengal CM, regarding the party Central (...) - 2018 ...
 Mainstream6 days ago

How Malayali Marxism hurt Manik Sarkar

'Manik Sarkar may have been able to hang on if he hadn't been a follower of the CPI-M's all-time hardliner Prakash Karat,' argues Amulya Ganguli. IMAGE: Manik Sarkar flanked by Prakash Karat, to his left, and Sitaram Yechury at the CPI-M's 21st national congress in Visakhapatnam, April 2015. Also seen: Brinda Karat. Photograph: PTI Photo Arguably, there was no way the CPI-M could have held on to Tripura. A quarter of a century in power is an eternity in politics. No matter how good is a ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

With Karat vs Yechury war in open, CPI-M looking for middle path

The two senior most leaders of the Communist Party of India-Marxist are at the loggerhead over alliance or adjustment with the Congress. With cracks appearing in the Communist Party of India-Marxist over the issue of going for an adjustment with the Congress to counter the Bharatiya Janata Party, the leadership is trying to walk a middle path to avoid a likely split in the party in the next party congress. The CPI-M central committee meeting in Kolkata on January 21 had voted against a draft ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Yes, Rahul can, and Rahul must!

Rahul Gandhi has the potential to grow into a good, effective, leader of the Opposition provided he puts his heart and soul into it, with a willingness to learn, says B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant who worked closely with India's first three prime ministers. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi greets Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the At Home reception organised on the occasion of Republic Day at Rashtrapati Bhavan, January 26, 2018. Photograph: Atul Yadav/PTI Photo If, as ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Sonia didn't act like an empress

'Although the Congress party ethos resembles a court with courtiers, Sonia Gandhi's style was to be consensual.'Aditi Phadnis looks back at Sonia's tenure as Congress president. IMAGE: Prime Minister Narendra D Modi toasts then Congress president Sonia Gandhi at the dinner for then US president Barack Obama at Rashtrapati Bhavan, January 25, 2015. At a rally for the 2001 assembly elections in West Bengal, Sonia Gandhi saw her alliance partner, the Trinamul Congress' Mamata Banerjee, lead her ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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