Leftist Parties of the World

India

Last update: September 29, 2005

PARTY PERIODICALS CONTACT IDEOL. INTERNAT. ELECTION
Parl. '04
OTHER
All India Forward Bloc   AIFB   tel.: +91-11-3792514 left. soc.   0.35% f. 1939, led by N. Velappan Nair
All India Forward Bloc (Subhasist)             - split of AIFB, led by K. Kandasamy
All India Revolutionary Oppressed People's Party Akhil Bharatiya Revolutionary Shoshit Samaj Dal           -  
Association for Defence of Democracy Janathipathiya Samrakshana Samithy             f. 1994 in Kerala as split from CPI(M), led by K.R. Gouriamma
Bolshevik Party of India   BPI     rad. left.   - f. 1939, led by Kalipada Ghosh
BTR-EMS-AKG People's Forum BTR-EMS-AKG Janakeeya Vedi       rad. left.   0.0068% f. 2003 in Kerala as split from CPI(M), led by V.B. Cheriyan
Chhattisgarh Liberation Front Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha CMM         - f. 1982, led by Janaklal Thakur
Committee of Communist Revolutionaries   CCR New Democracy   mao.   -  
Communist Centre of India   CCI     mao.     led by Ajay Kumar
Communist Ghadar Party of India   CGPI People's Voice, Mazdoor Ekta Lehar e-mail stal. ex-Alb. - f. 1970 as Hindustani Ghadar Party, led by Lal Singh
Organization for People's Empowerment Lok Raj Sangathan LRS   e-mail     - f. 1993
Communist Internationalist     Communist Internationalist   left. com. ICC -  
Communist League of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Lal Salaam]   CLI(ML) Lal Salaam e-mail mao.   - f. 1998 as split from CLI(ML)[Lal Tara]
Communist League of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Lal Tara]   CLI(ML) Lal Tara   mao.   - f. 1978
Communist Marxist Party   CMP     left soc.   - split from CPI(M) in Kerala in 1986, led by M.V. Raghavan
Communist Party of India Bharatiya Kamyunista Parti CPI New Age, Party Life e-mail com. ex-CI, ex-WMR 1.41% f. 1925, led by Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan
Communist Party of India (Maoist)     Vanguard, People's War, Voice of the Vanguard, People's March   mao. CCOMPOSA,RIM, PW, ICS, ICMLPO[M] - f. 2004 by merger of CPI(ML)People's War and Maoist Communist Centre of India, led by Muppala Laxmana Rao
Communist Party of India (Marxist)   CPI(M) People's Democracy, Ganashakti, Deshabhimani, Prajashakti e-mail com.   5.66% f. 1964 as split from CPI, led by Prakash Karat
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Kanu Sanyal]   CPI(ML)[KS] Red Flag, Red Star e-mail mao. ICS, ICMLPO[M] CPI(ML)RF: 0.044% f. 2005 by merger of CPI(ML) [Kanu Sanyal] and CPI(ML) Red Flag, led by Kanu Sanyal
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation   CPI(ML) Liberation Liberation, ML Update e-mail mao. ICS 0.33% f. 1974 by faction of CPI(ML), led by Dipankar Bhattacharya
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Mahadev Mukherjee]   CPI-ML[MM] Bharater Iskra, Liberation e-mail mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1973 as split from CPI(ML)2ndCC, led by Mahadev Mukherjee
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Maharashtra   CPI(ML) Maharashtra     mao. ICS -  
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninst) Naxalbari   CPI(ML) Naxalbari Naxalbari   mao. CCOMPOSA, RIM - pol.-mil., f. in late 1990s by factions from CPI(ML) Red Flag and CPI/ML Central Reorganization Committee
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Democracy Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Prajapandha CPI(ML) New Democracy New Democracy, Pratirodh ka Swar e-mail mao. ICMLPO[M], ICS 0.042% f. 1988, led by Vemulapalli Venkatramaiah
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) New Proletarian   CPI(ML) New Proletarian     mao.   - led by Sheomangal Siddhantkar
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's Dialogue Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Jan Samvad CPI(ML) Jan Samvad     mao.   -  
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's Power (Chandra Pulla Reddy) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Janashakti (Chandra Pulla Reddy) CPI(ML) Janashakti     mao.   - f. 2003 as split from CPI(ML) Janashakti, led by K. Ramachandran
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's Power [Rajanna] Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Janashakti [Rajanna] CPI(ML) Janashakti Janashakti   mao. ICS, ICMLPO[M] - pol.-mil., f. 1992 by 7 splinters of CPI(ML), led by Kura Rajanna
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) People's Resistance Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Praja Pratighatana CPI(ML) Praja Pratighatana     mao.   - pol. mil., split in 1980s from CPI(ML) Chandra Pulla Reddy
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Provisional Central Committee   CPI(ML)PCC For a New Democracy   mao. ICMLPO[M] participated f. 1971 as split from CPI(ML), led by Santosh Rana
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Flag   CPI(ML)Red Flag     mao.     f. 2003 as split from original CPI(ML) Red Flag
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Resistance Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Pratighatana CPI(ML) Pratighatana Pratighatana   mao. ICS - pol. mil., split from CPI(ML) Praja Pratighatana; also called CPI(ML) [Phani Bagchi]
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) [S. R. Bhaijee]   CPI(ML) [S.R. Bhaijee]     mao.   - f. 1990, led by S.R. Bhaijee
Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) [Shantipal]   CPI(ML) [Shantipal]     mao.   - pol. mil., f. 1972 as split from CPI(ML) in North Bengal
Communist Party of India (Marxist) [Pasla]   CPM[Pasla]     com.   - f. 2001 as split from CPI(M) in Punjab, led by Mangat Ram Pasla
Communist Party of Revolutionary Marxists   CPRM         - f. 1996 in Gorkhaland, split of CPI(M), led by Ratna Bahadur Rai
Communist Party of United States of India   CPUSI     mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1997 as split from CPI(ML) Janashakti
Communist Party Reorganization Centre of India (Marxist-Leninist)   CPRCI(ML) The Comrade, Surkh Rekha   mao.   - f. 1994 by merger of CPI(ML) Central Team and 3 other groups
Communist Revolution Kamunist Kranti   Faridibad Majdoor Samachar e-mail left. com.   - f. 1979
Communist Revolutionary Centre Communist Biplabi Kendra       mao.   -  
Communist Revolutionary League of India   CRLI     mao.   - led by Ashim Chatterjee
Communist Workers Party   CWP     stal.     f. 1976 as split from Workers Party of India
Confederation of Indian Communists and Democratic Socialists   CICDS     left. soc.     alliance of CMP, OCP, PDS, PRP, led by Saifuddin Choudhury
Democratic Forward Bloc             - split from AIFB in Tamil Nadu, led by S. Velusamy
Democratic Socialist Party   DSP     left. soc.   - f. 1981 in West Bengal, led by Prabodh Chandra Sinha
Democratic Socialist Party Loktantrik Samajwadi Party LSP     left. soc. dem.   0.0058% led by Raghu Thakur
The Humanist Party of India   THPI       IH - f. 1984
Indian National Green Party       fax: +91-11-6967514 green   - f. 1999, led by Priya Ranjan Trivedi
Kangleipak Communist Party   KCP     mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1980 as split from PREPAK, split in two factions, one faction is led by MK Mangang
Karnataka Liberation Front Karnataka Vimochana Ranga KVR     mao.      
Madhya Pradesh Peasants Workers Adivasi Revolution Party Madhya Pradesh Kisan Mazdoor Adivasi Kranti Dal MPKMAKD     left. soc.     f. 2001 as split from CPI(M), led by Dr. Sunilal
Majority Republican Party Bahujan Republican Party BRP     left. soc.   0.0035%  
Manipur People's Liberation Front   MPLF   e-mail left. nat.   - pol.-mil., f. 1999, alliance of PREPAK, RPF, United National Liberation Front (UNLF)
Marxist Communist Party of India   MCPI People's Democracy       - split of CPI(M), led by Jagjit Singh Lyallpuri
Marxist Communist Party of India (S.S. Srivastava)   MCPI(S)         0.0099%  
Marxist Coordination Committee   MCC     com.   0.038% led by Arun Kumar Roy
Marxist Forward Bloc   MFB     rad. left.   - split from AIFB in 1948, led by Partha Pratim Chatterjee
Marxist-Leninist Committee   ML Committee     mao.   - led by K. Venkateshwar Rao
Marxist-Periyarist Communist Party Marxiya Periyariya Pothuvudamai Katchi       Tamil rad. left. nat.      
Movement for the Liberation of Oppressed People of Tamilnadu Tamilaga Odukkappattor Viduthalai Iyakkam             split from Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura in 2003
National People's Party Rashtriya Janata Dal RJD     left. soc.   2.41% f. 1997, led by Laloo Prasad Yadav
National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Issak/Muivah)   NSCN(I/M)   e-mail mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1980 (NSCN)
National Socialist Party of Tripura                
Nationalist Communist Party Rashtrawadi Communist Party           0.0099% f. 2001, led by Kaushal Kishore
New Socialist Alternative Nava Samajvadi Paryaya   Dudiyora Horaata e-mail tro. CWI -  
New Socialist Movement       e-mail rad. left.   - led by Amrish Patel
Oppressed People's Party Shoshit Samaj Dal           0.0023%  
Oppressed People's Party Shoshit Samaj Party           0.00010% led by Sudhirranjan Das
Organization to Save the Revolutionary Movement in Manipur Kanglei Yawol Kana Lup KYKL     left. nat.   - pol.-mil., f. 1994, split in factions of Oken and Toijamba
Orissa Communist Party   OCP     com.   - f. in early 1990s as split from CPI(M), led by Ajay Rout
Party for Democratic Socialism   PDS Amader Katha   left. soc.   0.021% split from CPI(M) in 2001, led by Saifuddin Choudhury
Peasants' and Workers' Party of India Bharatiye Krishi Kamghar Paksha PWPI/BKKP Krishwal   left. soc.   0.082 f. 1949 as split from Indian National Congress, led by N.D. Patil
People's Party (Secular) Janata Dal (Secular) JD(S)   e-mail soc. dem. SI obs. 1.47% f. 1999 as split from Janata Dal, led by Dewe Gowda
People's Power Campaign Lok Shakti Abhiyan       left. soc.   - led by Rabi Ray
People's Revolutionary Party         left. soc.     split from CPI(M) in West Bengal
People's Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak   PREPAK   e-mail mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1977
Proletarian Path     Proletarian Path e-mail stal.     split from UCCRI(ML) in 1978, led by Moni Guha
Red Flag Party Lal Nishan Paksha   Nave Parva   com.   - f. 1942 as split from CPI, led by Yeshwant Chavan
Red Flag Party (Leninist) Lal Nishan Party (Leninist)       com.   - split of Lal Nishan Paksha in 1988, led by Jaywant Chavan
Republican Party of India   RPI     centre left.   0.17%
(4 factions)
split in 6 factions
Revolutionary Bengal Congress Biplobi Bangla Congress BBC     left. sofc.   - f. 1970 as split from Bangla Congress, led by Ashish Bhattacharjee
Revolutionary Communist Centre of India (Marxist-Leninist-Maoist)   RCCI(MLM)     mao. CCOMPOSA, RIM -  
Revolutionary Communist Organization Inquilabi Communist Sangathan ICS Choturtho Antorjatik, Marxist Outlook e-mail tro. USFI, MRFI, ITO - f. 1967
Revolutionary Communist Party Krantikari Samyavadi Party KSP     com.   0.0018% split from CPI in Bihar in 1998
Revolutionary Communist Party of India (Rasik Bhatt)   RCPI(R)     rad. left.   0.0043% RCPI split from CPI in 1934 as Communist League, split in 1948, led by Mihir Bain
Revolutionary Democracy   Revolutionary Democracy   e-mail stal.   -  
Revolutionary People's Front Manipur   RPF   e-mail mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1979, led by Irengbam Chaoren
People's Liberation Army   PLA     mao.   - pol.-mil., f. 1978
Revolutionary Socialist Party (Bolshevik)   RSP(B)     left. soc.   - f. 1999 in Kerala as split from RSPI, led by A.V. Thamaraksan
Revolutionary Socialist Party of India   RSPI The Call   rad. left.   0.44% f. 1940, led by K. Pankajakshan
Revolutionary Socialist Party of India (Marxist)   RSP(M)     left. soc.     f. 2005 as split from RSP(B), led by Babu Divakaran
Section of IMT         tro. CMI -  
Socialist Front       e-mail left. soc.   - f. 2002, led by Surendra Mohan
Socialist Labour League   SLL Tozhilalar Pathai   tro. close to ICFI -  
Socialist Party Samajwadi Party     fax: +91-11-3382430 soc. dem.   4.32% f. 1992, led by Mulayam Singh Yadav
Socialist Party of India (Lohia)             0.0048%  
Socialist Party of India (Ramakant Pandey)             -  
Socialist People's Conference Samajwadi Jan Parishad       left. soc.   0.0045% f. 1994, led by Bhai Sunil
Socialist People's Party (Maharashtra) Samajwadi Janata Party (Maharashtra)       left. soc.   -  
Socialist People's Party (National) Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya)       left. soc.   0.087%  
Socialist Unity Centre of India   SUCI Proletarian Era e-mail stal. ICS 56 cand. f. 1948 as split from RSPI, led by Nihar Mukherjee
Spartacist Group India/Lanka         tro. ICL -  
Tamil Nadu Marxist Leninist Party Tamil Nadu Marxiya Leniniya Katchi       left. nat., mao.   - f. 1985 as split from CPI(ML)PW
Tamil Nadu Liberation Army   TNLA         - pol.-mil., f. 1985, led by "Maaran"
Tamil National Communist Party Tamil Desiya Podhuvudamai Katchi       left. nat.   - led by Thiru Pe. Maniarasan
Telangana Communist Party               led by S. Venkataswamy
Tripura Democratic Front Tripura Ganatantrik Manch             f. 2001 as split from CPI(M), led by Ajoy Biswas
United Communist Party of India   UCPI National Democracy   com.   - f. 1989, led by Sukhinder Singh Dhaliwal
United Liberation Front of Assam   ULFA     mao., left. nat.   - pol.-mil., f. 1979, led by Thiru Pe. Maniarasan
Unity Centre of Communist Revolutionaries of India (Marxist-Leninist)   UCCRI(ML) Proletarian Path   mao.   part. f. 1975, led by Arika Gumpaswamy
West Bengal Democratic Front Pashchimbanga Ganatantrik Manch             f. 1999 as split from CPI(M), led by Sumanta Hira
West Bengal Socialist Party   WBSP     left. soc.   - f. 1982 as split from Socialist Party, led by Kiranmoy Nanda
Workers' Party Kamgar Aghadi           - f. 1984 by Datta Samant
Workers' Party of India   WPI Ganabiplab   ma     f. in 1960 by Democratic Vanguard, led by Salien Pal
World Socialist Party (India)       e-mail   WSM -  
Parties probably disbanded
Communist Organising Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Maharashtra, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Organization Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Prajashakti, Revolutionary Workers Co-ordinating Committee

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