Prakash Karat is former general secretary of the CPM and was president of the Students’ Federation of India during the Emergency
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies.
In UP, there was no real counter to its communal-nationalism or economic policies
In India today, Hindutva ideology and chauvinist nationalism are used to polarise the people on communal lines and to attack religious minorities.
Left is stuck with old issues. It must strike new conversations — with middle classes and youth.