What are the chief characteristics of Communist Party of India (Marxist)?

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What are the chief characteristics of Communist Party of India (Marxist)?

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  • It was founded in 1964 and believes in Marxism and Leninism.
  • It supports socialism, secularism and democracy and opposes imperialism and communalism.
  • It accepts democratic elections as a useful and helpful means for securing the objective of socio-economic justice in India.
  • Enjoys strong support in West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, especially among the poor factory workers, farmers, agricultural labourers and intelligentsia.
  • Always critical of the new economic policies that allow free flow of foreign capital and goods into the country.
  • It had been in power in West Bengal without a break for 30 years and currently supports the UPA government from outside, without joining the government.