EDITORIAL

Gear Up for the General Strike

THE Jail Bharo on August 9 and the week-long campaign preceding that against the New Economic Policy, sponsored by NPF has been an impressive success. In almost all major cities barricades were broken and the activists and masses gatecrashed their way

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Redraw the Federal Lines

THE Uttarakhand Hills are aflame. The longstanding demand of the Hill people for a separate state of their own within the Indian Union has now snowballed into an unprecedented popular upsurge. The only concrete response so far from the Mulayam

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Hasten the Congress(I)’s Fall

OUT of the four states going to the polls in November-December, the outcome in the two major southern states — Andhra and Karnataka — have enormous national significance. The stakes are high for Mr. Rao himself in view of the widespread perception

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The New Year and New Challenges

THE New Year opens up in the wake of major realignments in the balance of political and social forces4n the country. The Congress(I) finds itself in the throes of a deep internal crisis following its southern debacle. Not

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Towards Forging a Third Alternative

THE key questions that have dominated the Indian politics, questions that are supposedly of the past, are seldom settled for good. At every major turn of events they resurface for sure. Take the Congress(I) crisis, for instance. It evokes

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The Congress Crisis and the Left

AS the interval in the unfolding drama of internal crisis in the Congress(I) draws to a close, the steadily pouring in reports point to another roundof poll reversals awaiting the party. The party would only be pushed to the

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Refurbish the Party Organisation ! ### Revitalise the Ties with the Masses !!

THIS 22nd April, Party will be celebrating its 26th anniversary. It is surely an occasion to reiterate our commitment to the basic principles and the general orientation of the Party. But if we merely confine ourselves to this 'reiteration' , commemoration

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Political Process in Kashmir

IT seems that what Rao government did in December 1992 in case of Babri Masjid by way of omission, it did the same thing in case of Charar-e-Sharief by way of commission. Not only is it a popular belief among Kashmiri

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In Search of A Third Front

COUNTDOWN for the '96 parliamentary elections has begun. In fast moving political developments men and events seem to be repeating themselves. The dialectic of the situation, however, makes them look farcical and even comical. In line with the currently fashionable

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The Left on the National Scene

IN the pre-election year, Congress(I) is benumbed by its own crisis, BJP is heady with its own ambition and the centrists are caught in a web of their own internal intrigues. But where does the Left stand? Have they,

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Begusarai Butchers Must be Punished

THE carnage in Begusarai is unprecedented, even in Bihar known as the land of cold-blooded massacres. A posse of armed policemen storm the office of a political party, the CPI(ML)-Liberation. Ruthlessly spray bullets on the people gathered there

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Murky Deals — The One and the Many

EXITS Enron, at last, as its Dhabol Power Project landed into the eye of a powerful political storm. Call it whatever you like, a cheap pre-election gimmick by the pro-liberalisation B JP or a one-time publicity exercise by pseudo-S wadeshiites

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