Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star
|Secretary-General||K N Ramachandran|
|Split from||Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Class Struggle|
|Newspaper||Red 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. K.N. Ramchandran is the general secretary of the party.
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
In West Bengal this party gained momentum in participation in Bhangor against an ongoing Power Grid project. Although many of its members were arrested including women-wing leader Sharmishtha Chowdhury for this the movement still continued. Bhangor protesters led by Red Star leader Alik Chakraborty won five seats in Polerhat-2 rural poll despite heavy obstacle from ruling party including blocking nominations and rigging.
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