Communism through the Ballot Box: Over a Quarter Century of Uninterrupted Rule in West Bengal

  title={Communism through the Ballot Box: Over a Quarter Century of Uninterrupted Rule in West Bengal},
  author={Proshanta K. Nandi},
  journal={Sociological Bulletin},
  pages={171 - 194}
  • P. Nandi
  • Published 1 May 2005
  • Economics
  • Sociological Bulletin
Even though communists have been on the run in much of the world lately, they have been in power in West Bengal for more than a quarter century now. Headed by the Communist Party on India (Marxist), a coalition of left-wing parties has been ruling the state without interruption since 1977. Although the government scored major successes in agriculture and rural development, its pro-labour and anti-industry policies let to flight of industries to other states. Itseconomy under heavy strain… 

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