[Marxism] Re: Marxism Digest, Vol 7, Issue 83

A.Mani a_mani_sc_gs at vsnl.net
Mon May 17 15:38:13 MDT 2004

>Re:   9. India's flexible Communists (Louis Proyect)
The article does not reflect on key aspects in the issue. State-Govts do 
not have much power and West Bengal has been under much fiscal 
discrimination throughout. The decision to allow select MNCs to operate 
on the basis of the technology factor was taken by the left front as a 
stop-gap arrangement basically.
As far as democracy in the state is concerned, it is better than in the 
rest of the country...primarily because the rural sections are both 
economically better and more literate. Of course we have a bunch of 
capitalist goebbelian newspapers working for 'gimmicks based politics' 
of opponents like the TMC.
The election commission never finds anything abnormal in the state 
...and it is always peaceful ...elections or no elections.
Member, Cal.Math.Soc.

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