By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

What do Indian Communists know that most American voters don’t?


Sitaram Yechury

“Since I was told that the communists have been a part of mainstream politics of India throughout, I feel really pleased to meet an Indian Communist.” Barack Obama told Communist Party of India (Marxist) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury at the Rashtrapati Bhawan banquet as they were introduced and both shook hands.

Yechury told Obama that the Indian communists have been in the political mainstream “throughout.”

Marking a departure from their past practice, leaders and MPs of the CPI(M) and the Communist Party of India, both militantly have anti-US stances, attended Obama’s speech in Parliament on November 8.