Marxism will be present at the reception.
The marriage of socialism with Mamata Banerjee, in the presence of communism and Leninism, this weekend makes the city of Salem talk. The wedding invitation has gone viral on social media.
Socialism is the son of A. Mohan, district secretary of the Communist Party of India (CPI). The bride comes from a family of Congress supporters.
Mr. Mohan named his sons after leftist ideologies. His first son is called Communism, the second Leninism and the third Socialism.
Mr. Mohan grew up in a communist family and became a full-time CPI worker. When his wife bore their first son, the Soviet Union disintegrated. Many have said that communism is dead. This upset Mr. Mohan.
He said: “In 1991, when the Soviet Union broke up, reports were published that communism had ended. My wife was pregnant and I was determined to name my first child Communism if it was a son. Communism will not die until the human race exists. Therefore, my first son was so named. My second son was named Leninism in memory of Lenin. Communism must be established for socialism to take shape … “
He added that his grandson’s name is Marxism, and these names are quite common among him.
“These names may sound new to the outside world, but it’s pretty common here. About 60 years ago the senior comrades here had such names. The names of countries and Communist leaders – such as Moscow, Russia, Vietnam, Bupesh Gupta, Jeevanandham, Venmani, and Czechoslovakia – have been given to comrades here. My children had the same name.
Ms. Mamata Banerjee is a close relative of Mr. Mohan’s family. She was named after the Chief Minister of West Bengal when she was a member of Congress. The wedding is scheduled for June 13.