Pragoti provides links to the debate on the past and future of Communist movement in India running on the pages of Caravan magazine.
Ramchandra Guha has tried to analyze the defeat of the Left Front in West Bengal in an article published in the magazine Caravan, dated June 1, 2011. This is an attempt to refute the position of Ramchandra Guha on the politics and ideology of CPI(M), as articulated in the above-mentioned article.
On a television channel on counting day, the panellists discussing the assembly election results were asked to offer advice to the Left, which had lost both the large states it ruled, one of them quite massively, on how it should reform itself for a future resurrection. The overwhelming opinion among them was that it should forget Lenin, and, as the anchor explicated, become ‘social democratic’. The Left I suppose should be obliged to the panellists for being so concerned about its future; the question is: should it follow their advice and become ‘social democratic’?