The CPM general secretary on Tuesday said the agenda of the 1940’s like land reforms is still being pursued by the Communists.
Prakash Karat was clarifying that he didn’t make comments that Communists are ‘stuck in the forties’ as far as their theory and practice is concerned in his speech in Cambridge, as reported by a section of the media.
“As far as caste is concerned what I said is as follows: We should understand both in theory and practice how class
structure in India is influenced by and integrated with structures of hierarchy, discrimination and oppression that are particular to Indian society reflected for instance in caste system’. Stating Communists recognise the role of caste... in India is far from saying what has been attributed to me.”