CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat on Friday said the Left would seriously introspect about its failure in projecting its voice.
He was addressing a seminar on “The new situations and the Left”, held here on Friday by Costford in memory of former Chief Minister and CPIM General Secretary Com. E.M.S. Namboodiripad.
“We have failed in projecting the Left alternative sufficiently and comprehensively to be understood by the people. There is a gap between the slogans that we raised, the demands we formulated and the type of struggles we conducted out of them,” he said.
He described Narendra Modi’s victory as a combination of neoliberalism and Hindutva ideology. “Crores were spent on projecting him. He is a product of corporate power and Hindutva agenda, supported by the bourgeoisie of the country. We have witnessed a major change in Indian politics. We have witnessed the second coming of Hindutva after 1991. We should draw lessons from the election results,” he said.