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

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A Strangled Cry

A Strangled Cry "WE the Marxist Communists deserve brickbats and not bouquets". Nripen Chakraborty. the octogenarian freedom fighter and veteran communist and member of the politburo of the CPI(M), bitterly told the Congress(I) delegation who came to offer him a floral tribute at his hospital bed in Calcutta. The Congress men were having the time of their lives. The day before, Nripen Chakraborty had unburdened his heart to an interviewer from a local Bengali daily: The Marxist Communists in West Bengal have thoroughly degenerated morally, politically and intellectually. The state government was pursuing an anti-labour policy. The new economic policy of the Left Front government was a gimmick and the party's mouthpiece. Ganashakti, could not be read 'without revulsion: there was not an iota of Marxism-Leninism in it.

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