Bengal MP is suspended for ‘lavish lifestyle’, leading to the question: Who is an ideal communist?

On June 2, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) suspended Rajya Sabha MP Ritabrata Banerjee for three months. Apparently, his “lavish lifestyle” and activities violated the party’s constitution on more counts than one. The party has received “scores” of complaints against the MP from West Bengal. According to the party’s […]

In Murshidabad, Left-Congress backbiting raises serious questions about their Bengal alliance

After Independence, one of the first administrative acts by the Congress government of the new state of West Bengal was to ban the Communist party. And things only got worse from there. In 1972, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) accused the ruling Congress of letting loose a “semi-fascist reign […]