Debate Between CPI(M) and CPI, Over the 1964 Split in the Indian Communist Movement

Untitled-3There is no end to the recurring debate between CPI(M) and CPI, over the 1964 split in the Indian communist movement with the two sides offering differing perceptions.

The CPI(M)’s right to celebrate the occasion, CPI has expressed reservation about overlooking the 75th anniversary of the party formation in Kerala. This view was put across by CPI Kerala secretary Raveendran in an open letter to the party’s branch secretaries carried by his party’s ideological organ “Navaugom”.

Dakshinamurthy, editor of ‘Deshabhimani’, said that, “The unfortunate circumstances leading to the party split were not an overnight development. This was the result of a decade long inner-party debate”.

He also said that, “We are not questioning the CPI-M’s plans to celebrate the party formation in 1964. But we adhere to the view that the split was a tragedy which proved to be disastrous to the Left movement in the country”.

Medaram Jathara

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