[Marxism] Communist parties' performance in Indian elections.
ccarrico at temple.edu
Thu May 13 16:01:10 MDT 2004
"Kerala lived up to its reputation as one of India's few
Communist strongholds – the left won almost all the seats
there." Kerala: CPM 12 & CPI 3 of 20 seats.
"The Communist parties have done exceedingly well in their
stronghold, West Bengal, and are expected to be a key ally
of the new Congress party-led federal government." (CPM has
14 seats of 25 called so far, RSP 3 & CPI 2.)
Samajwadi Party, regional left party to which Phoolan Devi
belonged, leads in U.P., Rashtriya Janata Dal, socialist
party and key player in the Congress coalition leads in
Overall, "Communist parties, expected to back a Congress-led
Government, have also recorded their best-ever performance
with huge victories in Kerala and West Bengal."
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