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Ritabrata Banerjee expelled: CPI(M) continues on its path of self-destruction

DNWEB25993 | 9/16/2017 | Author : Arghya Roy Chowdhury | WC :641

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A very common war-cry during CPI(M) processions in Kolkata back in the day used to be Haate Haate Comrade - Gore tolo Barricade (comrades let us grow the resistance by coordinating with each other)
A sizeable crowd would go from lanes and thoroughfares led by a senior leader. One could fault their message, make fun of their utopian world-view, but one could never deny the enthusiasm of the young cadres.
Cut to 2017. Battered in elections after elections, the Left is struggling to get young, talented leaders to replenish its feeble bench strength. At a time when Indian politics is swept by the shrewd election manoeuvring of Amit Shah, with sections of media trying to predict another comeback for R
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