Jyotibasu Speaks

India and the Challenges of the twenty first century

As the world awaits the dawn of the next millennium, India is poised for her next historic tryst with destiny. The 21st century means new hopes and fresh aspirations amongst people everywhere. For India, the 20th century was of momentous significance. We took giant strides that released the people and the country from the shackles of colonialism, which had not only squeezed the wealth of India…

27 Years of Left Front Government in West Bengal

ON the occasion of the 18th Party Congress of the CPI (M), I would like to highlight some of the important activities of the Left Front government in West Bengal.

Thirty Years Ago

Jyoti Basu, Chief Minister, in a message broadcast from the Calcutta Station of All India Radio, on June 22, 1977, stressed the need for “the people’s co-operation in abundance in order to fulfill the tasks” of the new government.

Jyoti Basu’s Deposition Before Liberhan Commission

I am happy that I have been given the opportunity to appear before the Commission. I wish to make a few points on the demolition of the Babri Masjid and reply to any queries.