Jyoti Basu, A Red Icon

Kolkata: Veteran communist and former chief minister Jyoti Basu passed away on Sunday in 95 years age. Basu influenced the course in his own way, aiming at a blend between communist principles of democratic centralism with the ideals of bourgeois democracy. It was this effort that gave the minority within his party a voice that no Stalin or Deng did offer. The charismatic leader was confined to his home for the last two years due to his age and failing health but that doesn’t stop him to influence the politics.

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