With the world’s largest ever general strike a couple of months ago in India, it is hard to imagine that different varieties of communists were not at work. Surely the current farmers’ movement must have had a strong communist presence. Actually, the history of the Communist Party in India has been riddled by class collaboration with the middle and upper-middle classes for decades. Stalinist had formed coalition governments with the Congress Party. Maoists have not been very successful either. We must find alternatives to both these parties to explain the success of the current Indian movement.