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More than 65 years after our Constitution was passed, is it not time to do away with reservations based on caste?  Is it not true that all poor people should be given the benefit of reservation in government jobs and educational institutions?

R K Singh, Bulandshahr, UP

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What is the CPI(M)’s opinion on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code that makes homosexual relations a criminal offence? Do you support the demand for review of this clause in the Supreme Court?
S Madhav, Mysuru

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1. What is the difference between " revolutionary party with a mass line " as said now and " mass revolutionary party " as said in the Salkia plenum resolution ?

 2. What is new specifically, hitherto untold or what is given more emphasis hitherto not emphasized enough?

R Jawahar, Thiruvanmiyur, Chennai.

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The 21st Congress Political-Tactical Line underlined the fact that the "CPI(M) must adopt flexible tactics to meet swift changes in the political situation". Could you elaborate on this?
N. S. Goswami I-1756 C R Park New Delhi

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In the 21st Party Congress, you have reviewed "Our growing weakness was the electoral alliance and adjustment that we had entered into with various regional parties". "By this we compromised the identity and independent role of our Party" and therefore "could not gain the people’s confidence". In this review, I am afraid, you might have missed to refer to, as it appears, our alliance with the Congress under the pseudonym Congress for democracy in Tripura in, perhaps, 1977 and our alliance with the Congress at the centre in 2004 with varied results.

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a) It seems some people in Kerala are disappointed with our approach to Hindus and this may be one of the reasons why the RSS, BJP and caste organisations are growing. Is this true?

b) When the Left comes to power, the minister for education is a minority community person or a party that is representing them. Why is this so?

c) Many Hindu temples were taken over as government property, but not even a single mosque or church were taken over either by the LDF or UDF governments.

S Muralidharan, Coimbatore

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While condemning the Hindutva communal elements' attacks and killings of innocent people (as in case of Dadri lynching), the Party is using the word Hindutva elements or outfits responsible for those atrocities. But in the case of Jihadi or ISIS killing people in Paris, the statement issued by the Party condemning the attack does not name them as ISIS or Jihadi or Muslim fundamentalist forces etc, but simply stated as terrorist attack.

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