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Nandigram, Singur teach CPI(M) a lesson

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Sandipan Chatterjee
People's Party
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So much so that there is very little comfort in the fact that the CPI has won 13 of the 17 zilla parishads while the Trinamool and the Congress have won two each (the latter won 15 of the 25 seats in North Dinajpur and 19 of the 34 seats in Malda). It's the loss of face in Nandigram that the Marxists are finding difficult to stomach. The CPI(M)'s bewilderment can be gauged from the statement its powerful district secretariat member and key player in Nandigram's recapture Ashok Guria made: "People we counted on conspired against us. We helped them return home, but they voted against us. We don't know why this happened." A chastened CPI(M) state leadership, however, blames district-level leaders for failing to read the voters' minds.


Chastened: CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

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