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India Week - Brinda Karat
Indian Communist Party (Marxist) supporters
Indian Communist Party (Marxist) supporters

In a HARDtalk interview on 18 October, Stephen Sackur talks to Brinda Karat.

India is on the move. The economy is booming, transforming society and politics.

But in this new India is there room for a party that still clings to Marxist ideology?

The Communist Party of India (Marxist) are part of the government coalition - uneasy bedfellows with the Congress party.

How long can the CPI(M) remain in a government with a pro-business reform agenda ?

Stephen Sackur asks Brinda Karat what it would take for her party to walk away from the coalition and bring down the government?

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 03:30 GMT, 0830 GMT, 1530 GMT, 1830 GMT, 2330 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30

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