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Seshadri Chari praises Left for fighting polls on ideology

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

today praised the communist parties saying they are the only ones that fight elections on the basis of ideology.

If all the parties start believing in value-based election, which is not happening at this moment, it will be better for the society, said Chari, former of the mouthpiece 'Organiser'.

"Despite being in the BJP or with the RSS, I will not hesitate to say that only Communist parties fight the polls on the basis of ideology and no other party does that," the party's national executive member said at a lecture series organised by a

But the communist parties have other issues, he said without elaborating.

"There is a saying that everything is fair in love, war and All ask only who is the winner. If we truly want to think about by not going to right or left, then is not to divide the society," said.

He said when became the prime minister, nobody asked whether he was a Brahmin or not.

"Slowly caste politics came into picture. The also gradually started to do vote and caste questions came in. Nowadays, the importance of identity politics has increased," said.

He, however, said there were many people from different parties who do not believe in caste politics.

In September last year, also praised the communist parties saying internal democracy exists only in these parties and the BJP.

"There have been about 1,650 political parties in the country since Independence. But, only the BJP and communist parties have internal democracy which is not found anywhere else," Shah had said in Bhubaneswar.

Earlier, inaugurating the event, launched the newspaper group's new Hindi website:

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:45 IST