8 things you should know about India's Left
- Sunil Rajguru
Not many common citizens know that when we got Independence most of India’s intellectuals, historians and editors were virtual communists. Nothing changed much when Liberalization happened in 1991 and the Civil Society continuing leaning left and found tremendous support from so called liberals and seculars.
Here are some things you should know about this Left lobby…
1. They love Stalin-Mao but hate Modi: It is estimated that the Russian tyrant Josef Stalin may have ended up sending more than 20 million people to either the Gulag or he may have deported and exiled them. Millions ended up dying because of that.
His policies may have caused a famine in 1932-33 that killed 5-10 million people. Despite that many communists admire him to this day and some even went and met him after India’s Independence to chart Indian communist policy.
If he is bettered by anyone then it is Mao Zedong, the Chines tyrant. Estimates put the death toll due to executions, labour camps and his stupid agricultural policies at 40-70 million people. Some aspects of Mao would make even Hitler blush.
And yet you may find an Indian Leftist blasting BJP’s Narendra Modi as a mass murderer while proudly displaying a photo of Mao in his or her home. Even after China thrashed us in 1962, many in the Left refused to speak ill of China.