Meet Communism, Leninism and Socialism, Sons of a Leftist Father!
CPI member Mohan with his three sons, Marxism, Leninism and Socialism. (Photo Courtesy: <i>The News Minute</i>)
CPI member Mohan with his three sons, Marxism, Leninism and Socialism. (Photo Courtesy: The News Minute)

Meet Communism, Leninism and Socialism, Sons of a Leftist Father!

P Mohan, a long-time CPI member who will now be contesting from Salem’s Veerapandi constituency, felt a kinship with the ideology of his party on an entirely different magnitude. So much so, that he named his children after the three ‘isms’.

His three sons, Communism, Leninism and Socialism beam with pride at their family’s CPI legacy.

Communism is a 24-year-old lawyer who earned the fascination of his boss for his unique name during his first job interview.

No, we didn’t have a difficult childhood with these names. We only got extra candy. While I enjoy the attention, I’m not just my name, you know. Sometimes we get quizzed about whether we know what our names mean. Some people also ask me if it’s dead. I say I don’t know about that but at least it’s alive in my name.
Communism

Mohan’s younger sons, Leninism and Socialism, both hold B. Com degrees and run a silver anklet manufacturing unit.

Socialism didn’t have it any different. He was a rage at college, and doesn’t regret the popularity he enjoyed.

But if you ask me about what Socialism is, I say I know nothing, that’s the part I don’t enjoy.
Socialism

His father, who comes from a family of communists, plans on entering the electoral fray for the first time and is campaigning fervently with his three sons.

It runs in our blood, and what better way to honour Communism than by naming my children after the three ideologies. It’s all in the name, and my sons need to enter politics too. So this will help them when they stand for elections. I have thought ahead.
P Mohan

(This article has been published in collaboration with The News Minute.)

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