MIA: Subjects: India : Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist





The Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) was founded on the 24th April, 1948 by Indian communists who considered the Communist Party of India to be insufficiently Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary. Its leader was Shibdas Ghosh, who was chosen to be the Centre‘s first General Secretary and who remained in that position until his death on the 5th of August, 1976.

SUCI sees itself as continuing the revolutionary traditions of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Stalin and Mao Zedong.

SUCI(C) holds that India is a capitalist country with monopoly capitalism and imperialist trends. In line with that analysis, the party works toward a socialist revolution, rather than a people‘s democratic revolution (like the Communist Party of India (Marxist)), a national democratic revolution (like the Communist Party of India) or a new democratic revolution (like the Naxalites).

The stronghold of the Centre is in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, in areas such as Jaynagar Majilpur where it controls certain municipalities.

The 1st SUCI Party Congress was held in Kolkata in 1988. The 2nd party congress was held from 11 to 17 November 2009 in Ramlila Maidan, New Delhi. It was at the 2nd Congress that the Centre‘s name was changed from Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) to Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) [SUCI (C)].

From its inception, SUCI took part in parliamentary elections and was part of the United Front governments in West Bengal in 1967–1969 and 1969–1970 together with CPI(M) and others.


Self-Criticism of the Communist Camp, By Shibdas Ghosh (1948)

On the Report of 20th Congress of CPSU, By Shibdas Ghosh (1956)

On Recent Events in Hungary, By Shibdas Ghosh (1956)

Imre Nagy, By Shibdas Ghosh (1958)

Analysis of the May-June Situation in France, By Subodh Banerjee (Proletarian Era, August 15, 1968)

Why SUCI is the Only Genuine Communist Party in India, By Shibdas Ghosh (1969)

An Appeal to the Naxalites, (1970)

An Analysis of Split in Congress - A Glaring Testimony of Bankruptcy of CPI and CPI(M), (1970)

Some Questions Concerning the Indian Revolution, ((Proletarian Era, November 1, 1970)

CPI(M)'s Ninth Congress, (1972)

Ninth Congress of the CPI(M) at Madurai, (1972)

Some Comments on CPI's National Council Resolutions, (Proletarian Era, November 1, 1972)

Some Questions Concerning CPI (M-L), (1972)

Nixon-Brezhnev Summit. The out and out Revisionist Character of the Soviet Leadership Revealed, (1973)

On the Latest Stand of the CPI(M) Central Committee, (1973)

Whither CPI(M)?, (Proletarian Era, December 15, 1973)

Basavapunnaiah's Laborious Intellectual Exercise, (Proletarian Era, April 1, 1974)

Great Stalin and a reply to the anti-communist smear campaign, By Provash Ghosh (2014)

Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh – A Marxist Outlook, By Provash Ghosh (2016)

Study of the works of Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: why it is still relevant, By Provash Ghosh (2017)

Carry Forward the Banner of Marxism-Leninism-Shibdas Ghosh Thought and Proletarian Internationalism, By Provash Ghosh (2018)

Change yourselves completely to shoulder the tasks bestowed on you by history, By Provash Ghosh (2019)


See also:

Proletarian Era, organ of the SUCI (Communist)

Shibdas Ghosh Internet Archive