The CPI-M deplored on Tuesday that India’s policies, particularly those in the economic sector, were being influenced by pressures from "US imperialism" and this had posed a big challenge to the working class of the country.
The entry of foreign investment in the country was an example of this, CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat said at a May Day meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi.
The influence of US policies was evident in areas like education and other key areas besides in the economic policies, he stated.
"It is not about one government. It is about the policies of the ruling class. Whether it is the present Congress-led government or the previous BJP regime. This US intrusion is a big challenge to the trade union movement and should be fought unitedly," Karat said.
According to him, another major challenge was posed by "communalism" perpetrated by the BJP and RSS which were trying to divide the working class on the lines of caste and religion.