CPI(M) Slams Its Own Party Leaders For Resorting To Casteist Campaign During Assembly Elections
The Telangana CPI(M) unit was criticised by central leadership for projecting candidates on the basis of caste.
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) central leadership slammed its Telangana leaders for adopting a casteist campaign strategy during the recently concluded Assembly elections in the state.
According to a Deccan Herald report, the CPI (M) Telangana unit, which contested 26 seats as part of the CPI (M)-led Bahujan Left Front was slammed by the central committee as it found fault with the projection of a backward class chief minister and projection of candidates on caste identity.
“This emphasis on caste identity to the exclusion of other criteria reduced the alliance to a caste-based combination, which was a major departure from our basic approach where the class aspect must also be emphasised,” the party noted in its Report on Political Developments, adopted at a recently concluded two-day conclave.