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Jyoti Basu and Multinationals

SO now we have it from the horse's own mouth! Of course, the horse has spoken similarly many times in the past. But we never had a verbatim report. One knew from press reports about various steps taken by the West Bengal government and various declarations made by its chief minister about the government's industrial policy, but references to them by critics like ourselves were vehemently dismissed by the intellectual supporters of the Left Front as mischievous press distortions and we were advised to consult sacred party documents. But now we have the benefit of the full text of a speech made by Jyoti Basu on the occasion of the inauguration of the Hindustan Lever Fertiliser Factory on June 26 of this year, Thanks are due to the Telegraph for doing this important service to the public.

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