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Forty Years Ago, October 1, 1980: Indira and CPM

Notwithstanding, the Prime Minister’s blast at the CPM during her brief visit to Calcutta, Mrs Gandhi's address to Congress I workers was underscored by a desire for cooperation with the Marxists.

By: Editorial | October 1, 2020 12:30:50 pm
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Notwithstanding, the Prime Minister’s blast at the CPM during her brief visit to Calcutta, Mrs Gandhi’s address to Congress I workers was underscored by a desire for cooperation with the Marxists. She wondered why should the CPM be against her all the time. It seems that the Marxists too are keen to mend relations with Mrs Gandhi while maintaining a public posture of disliking her policies. Chief Minister Jyoti Basu has gone on record saying that West Bengal may ban the RSS. Also significant is the revelation that Morarji Desai, as a member of her cabinet, had suggested that the CPM be banned while Indira Gandhi wanted to take on the Marxists politically. What is also notable is Jyoti Basu personally went to the airport to receive Indira Gandhi.

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The Indian Express was not published on October 1, 1980. These news clips are from the edition dated September 30, 1980

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