[Marxism] BJP, CPM form alliance to win panchayat polls

Politicus E. epoliticus at gmail.com
Wed Sep 2 16:51:36 MDT 2009

>From the Times of India (29 August 2009):

"BURDWAN: Arch rivals BJP and CPM on Friday formed an alliance to win
a gram panchayat election in Burdwan

"BJP leader Mala Dhara was made the chief of Purbasthali II gram
panchayat as the 'Jatiya Ganashakti Morcha', an alliance between BJP
and CPM, won ten out of 13 seats by defeating Trinamool Congress in
the trust vote.

"With seven seats, Trinamool was earlier ruling the panchayat.

"BJP MLA Swapan Debnath, however, described CPM as an "opportunist"
party and said the alliance was "made to honour people's


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