ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Meaningless Dialogue

The Meaningless Dialogue THE Prime Minister's sudden summoning of the West Bengal Chief Minister to New Delhi was perhaps to the country an indication of uncertainties in West Bengal. To Calcutta it merely indicated the uncertainties at the Centre. The earlier sortie by the Governor, Dharma Vira, to the capital and his pilgrimage to the Home Minister first and then to the Prime Minister encouraged not a little speculation. When it was found that Jyoti Basu and Biswanath Mukher- jee were accompanying the Chief Minister, Ajoy Mukherjee, to Delhi, everything seemed possible. Not far behind lay the defection of Ave UF men to the Congress. How long was the non-Congress Government going to last? Cracks within the United Front could no longer be concealed. There was "a conspiracy", asserted a Calcutta daily. The Left CPI extremists, it was said, were up to mischief in NaxaL bari and beyond.

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