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Left can't grow by harping on TMC anti-incumbency: CPI (ML) Gen Secretary

Bhattacharya talks about the recent Bihar election, the Left's strategy in West Bengal, and its future

Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)
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Dipankar Bhattacharya, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

Arindam Roy
With a strike rate of more than 60 per cent in the Bihar Assembly polls, the results have infused hope into the Left, especially in the West Bengal camp ahead of the 2021 state election. Dipankar Bhattacharya, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist), or CPI (ML), in an interview with Arindam Roy, talks about the recent Bihar election, the Left’s strategy in West Bengal, and its future. Edited excerpts:

Did you expect to win 12 of the 19 seats which the CPI (ML) contested? What changed for the Left in Bihar?
We expected to win 15 seats and

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First Published: Nov 29 2020 | 8:00 PM IST

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