Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Communists free to operate in Indian politics

Red flags bearing the symbol of hammer and sickle can be frequently sighted in many public places in northwestern India where I travelled. Communists are sometimes elected by the people to represent them. In neighbouring Nepal, communists form the single largest caucus in the democratically and constitutionally elected Constituent Assembly.

Haathi mere Saathi lives on as classic in India


Blogger Monsterball said...

The Communist Party of India has been the elected state government of Kerala State for many years.

But there is one big difference in India - they have operated within the constitutional framework, and the CPI has never conducted an armed insurrection against the Indian government.
There have been armed Maoist guerrilas operating in a few states, but they are not part of the CPI.

8:16 AM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

However, many Nepalis Maoists who conducted an armed struggle are now popularly elected as YBs just as George Washington or Nelson Mandela were elected as Presidents.

8:29 AM  
Blogger Saphire Yen said...

In the book of Naipaul "India" which published at early 80', mentioned that the NE region of India which connected to China boundary is always a Communist hot spot.

9:17 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

But, Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela are far away from China ...

10:36 PM  

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