Reds' Holy War to Save the Flag
By Cithara Paul - NEW DELHI
Published: 26th Jan 2014 08:37:49 AM
A CPI-sponsored seminar beginning in red bastion Kannur on January 26 will turn to ancient Hindu scriptures like the Vedas and Upanishads to find answers to problems plaguing the world today.
Facing an eroding support base and jolted to an extent by the reach of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the CPI is harnessing the power of the past, despite its ideology.
“The CPI has always acknowledged its Indian roots. AAP has got nothing to do with it. Moreover, AAP will have no impact in politically literate states like Kerala or Bengal,” said P Sandosh Kumar, AIYF All India General Secretary, defending the theme of the meet.
The fact that the seminar is being held in Kannur is significant. Big brother CPI (M), in its efforts to woo minority voters, had organised a seminar focussing on minorities in the same place. In the seminar, titled Malabar Migration: History and Development, CPI (M) leaders had tried hard to sell the idea that minority communities and the party are brothers.
“One left party may be wooing the minority while the other may be wooing the majority. But the truth is both Left parties are firing shots in the dark. They no longer know what will hit and what will not,” said a Left observer.