Bangalore, Feb 3 (UNI) Communist Party of India (Marxist) Central Committee Member Nilotpal Basu today stressed on the need for a multi-pronged strategy to build Socialism in India.
Addressing a seminar, 'Towards a Socialist Society- Role of Parliamentary Democracy' here today, he said ''the party does not endorse the existing parliamentary democracy, but highlights its limits and asserts the rights of the working class.'' Referring to the ''failure of democracy'' in Pakistan, Mr Basu said India was no different, despite being a socialistic republic nation, as mentioned in the Preamble of the Constitution.
The CPI(M) leader also criticised a recent court order to remove the word 'Socialistic' from the Preamble of the Constitution.
''Socialism for Communists is a society, where there is no exploitation of man by man,'' he said, adding, ''to build such a society, we need a scientific ideology with a revolutionary consciousness among people.'' The seminar was organised as part of the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the EMS Namboodiripad Government in Kerala.
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