India communists lose votes over land seizures


By Sujoy Dhar KOLKATA, India, May 22 (Reuters) The ruling communists in the Indian state of West Bengal have suffered election setbacks in two districts where their controversial seizure of land for industry lost them support from thousands of poor farmers. A coalition led by the Communist Party of India-Marxist, or CPI (M), has run the eastern state for about three decades. But state-wide local government elections saw a backlash against its attempts to attract industry. Vote results ...

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