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CPI-M Praises Late Chinese Leader in Tweet, BJP Asks Bengal, Kerala Voters to Reject 'Pro-China Ideology'

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The Puducherry unit of the CPI-M wrote a tribute to Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaopong on his death anniversary.

Hours after the Puducherry unit of the CPI-M wrote a tribute to Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaopong on his death anniversary, the BJP put out a tweet urging voters of election-bound West Bengal and Kerala to reject the Communist ideology as they “neither empathise with our soldiers nor our citizens”.

The CPI-M wrote on Twitter, “24 years ago on February 19, 1997, Comrade. Deng Xiaoping was died. He was a revolutionary communist, leader of the People's Republic of China from 1978 to 1989. CPC led China socialism with Chinese characteristics, be guided with Marxism-Leninism, Mao Thought and his Theory.” Xiaoping was the paramount leader of the China from December 1978 to November 1989.

Soon after, the BJP said, “Left Front’s priorities are crystal clear - bat for China. Reject the outdated Communist ideology, Communist hypocrisy and Communist tyranny.”

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