CPM and CPI suffer meltdown in India’s election

Deepal Jayasekera UNDER conditions of mounting working class opposition to India’s Hindu supremacist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government and to the ruinous outcome of three decades of “pro-market” reform, India’s principal Stalinist parties—the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPM and the smaller, older Communist Party of India (CPI)—have suffered an unprecedented electoral debacle. Together, […]