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Communists routed in West Bengal polls
Historic defeat in Indian state brings to an end the Communist Party's 34 years in power.
Last Modified: 13 May 2011 20:27

The Communist Party has suffered a historic defeat in India's regional elections, losing in its two main bastions of West Bengal and Kerala.

Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is on course to win a landslide in West Bengal, bringing to an end the communists' 34 years in power.

Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports from Kolkata.

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