Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star

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Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star
Secretary-GeneralK N Ramachandran
Split fromCommunist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Class Struggle
NewspaperRed Star monthly

The Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star is a political party in India. The party emerged from a 2009 split in the CPI(ML) led by Kanu Sanyal.[1][2] K.N. Ramchandran is the general secretary of the party.[3]


CPI (ML) Red Star is a splinter group that broke away from CPI (ML), formed in 2003 following the merger of a section of CPI (ML) Red Flag and the political formation led by Kanu Sanyal.

Role in Bhangor Movement[edit]

In West Bengal this party gained momentum in participation in Bhangor against an ongoing Power Grid project.[4] Although many of its members were arrested including women-wing leader Sharmishtha Chowdhury for this the movement still continued.[5] Bhangor protesters led by Red Star leader Alik Chakraborty won five seats[6] in Polerhat-2 rural poll despite heavy obstacle from ruling party including blocking nominations[7] and rigging.[8]


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