No Dalit, woman has ever held the post of General Secretary in CPIM

Sitaram Yechury today has been elected as the General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) at the 22nd Party Congress held in Hyderabad today.

Many twitter users questioned, that while the communists seem to make a lot of noise about Dalit, Muslim and women rights and equality, why hasn’t the communist party every had one of them as their General Secretary.

People were even critical of his credentials as a politician.

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Surprisingly, a political party which talks about being all inclusive, is as exclusive and elitist as it could be. CPIM has never had a woman or a Dalit as the General Secretary. Ironically, Yechury has talked and written extensively on ‘integration of Dalits and backward classes in the mainstream of the society’.

Earlier we had reported how there were no Dalit or Muslim representatives in the Editors Guild of India, which is more like a close coterie that has nothing to do with upholding ethics of journalism. The body is essentially a joke and should be disbanded. It comes as a surprise how the ones who bat for having more representatives from Dalits, Muslims and women in higher positions in otherwise patriarchal setup are themselves quite upper caste, elitist club which stinks of male privilege.

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