Prabhat Patnaik writes a useful critique of the Left in this thoughtful piece in The Hindu.
What is true, however, is that even the Indian communists, despite being opposed to globalisation and associated neo-liberal policies, have not charted a concrete alternative development strategy. Their opposition has taken the form of identifying particular parties as neo-liberal and having no truck with them, which has hampered united struggles for the defence of secularism and democracy. But uniting with others in struggles, on platforms, and even in government, against the Hindutva and semi-fascist forces and on the basis of a concrete alternative agenda to neo-liberalism, will serve the people better.
We need a good Left and a Right in politics to have a more balanced world. Also, waiting to see such a useful critique of the Right.