04 February 2018
AS the corporatization is speeded up at maddening pace by the Modi government along with the aggressive communal fascist and divisive attacks by the Sangh Parivar, how to defeat BJP has become the central focus of all present political discussions. As far as Congress and other ruling class parties are concerned, opposing communal fascism of BJP means replacing it with communal appeasement they were/are following wherever they are in power. On neo-liberal policies, they have no basic differences with BJP. So, while defeating BJP has become the central task, the targets of the left forces should be qualitatively different. While focusing on defeating BJP, they have to develop their tactical line with the perspective of linking the struggle for it with the throwing out of the neo-liberal policies and strengthening left assertion in all fields to advance towards people’s democracy and social justice.

It is in this context, the rejection of the Yechuri line, which advocates alliance with Congress to defeat BJP, by the CC meeting of the CPI(M) has become a matter of wide discussion at all levels. But the fact is that though there are differences between Yechuri and Karat lines on the question of an alliance with Congress in present situation, there are no basic differences between them on the evaluation of the reasons for the debacle of the Left Front in WB or on the LDF government in Kerala still pursuing the very same neo-liberal policies. Neither of them projects the need for an independent left assertion with the orientation of achieving people’s political power and an alternative development paradigm opposed to the imperialist led devastating development perspective. As a result, there is dissatisfaction among its membership which is getting manifested in different forms including large sections becoming inactive as seen in WB.

While this difference towards the electoral approach to be taken up is growing, it has affected adversely the growth of the non-parliamentary forms of struggle which are highly needed to expose and struggle against the anti-people policies of the Modi government. In spite of having differences on the tactics to be followed in dealing electoral struggles, both lines do not give significance to strengthen independent left assertion. As a result, as the decision to build left alternative by its last party congress remained only in paper, same is going to happen this time also, since the very same reformist ideological political line is in dominance.

It is in this context, the significance of the political line adopted by the CPI(ML) Red Star should be seen. It emphasizes the primary importance of developing and expanding Bhangar like people’s resistance struggles against the neo-liberal/corporatization policies. At the same time, it calls for developing a Mass Political Platform based on a people’s manifesto uniting like-minded parties, organizations, Bhangar like people’s movements, oppressed classes and sections like dalits, adivasis, women etc, ecological movements and anti-caste secular forces. It emphasizes on independent left assertion in all fields with a long term perspective. Only in this way the struggle against the corporate-communal fascist forces can be carried forward energetically, speeding up the defeat of the BJP rule.

Let us expose the reformist tactics of CPI(M) led forces and develop the politics of People’s Alternative at state level and all India level. 
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