The change of administration at the centre in 2014 has brought with it new promises, but it has also brought suffering to the people of India who are being drugged or tranquillized in the hope of long-term benefits. The people of the country will vote for the current government for a second term because they perceive no credible opposition or viable alternative to it.
Although the current government’s administrative efficiency is marginally better than its predecessor’s, the majority of Hindus applaud their radical non-secular approach on specific topics like as the sacredness of the cow or actions against minority appeasement. Furthermore, the minority appeasement approach used by previous Congress-led governments has warped the Indian polity’s secular nature, which must be remedied. However, the BJP government’s work is more of an antithesis to past practises and cannot be termed long-term strategies because it will transform India into a non-secular nation-state with characteristics akin to those of a Fascist state. This is the time for the Left Parties to move forward quietly but earnestly, despite political and economic restraints, and endeavour to enlist the support of the common man. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Rajasthan are three states that have refused to recognise the Left Parties as an option and have been difficult for the Left to crack for the past seventy-one years.
In Maharashtra, the Indian National Congress (INC), National Congress Party (NCP), and, to a lesser extent, the Shiv Sena are well entrenched, and removing them will be difficult. Except for a brief period under Shankar Singh Vaghela’s leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party has ruled Gujarat for the past thirty years. Rajasthan has seen five-year transitions between the Bharatiya Janata Party and the Indian National Congress since 1993. In Maharashtra, the sole RED Flag-affiliated party with some clout is the Shetkari Kamgaar Paksha, whose presence and political clout are insufficient to gain an absolute majority in the state legislature. The left must build cadres in these three states over the next few years, as well as re-establish acceptance in West Bengal and Tripura, and attempt a second consecutive inning in Kerala. Along with it, the Communists, or the Left Front, should endeavour to train cadres and prepare for the elections set for 2024, or else aim for an absolute majority in the Lok Sabha elections in 2029.
The road will be rough, but the people of our country require a third option that is superior to both previous and current regimes. This must be a joint effort by all of the Left Parties, i.e.
Except in a few places such as West Bengal, Kerala, and Tripura, the average man in India has not yet developed the needed confidence and faith in the Left Parties, and this has been their most significant disadvantage. There is yet a chance if the Left Parties examine and adjust their approach, making it more inclusive and abstaining from sticking to the Marxist norms that must be abandoned in order to win the trust of the Indian people. A more Machiavellian style, similar to that of Comrade Vladimir Illyich Ulyanov Lenin during the early years of Communist leadership in Russia. Despite the fact that Indian Communism will be relatively different and distinct in light of the country’s economic and social structure, it is the answer, the ultimate answer to equitable and fair governance.