1) The communist party of India was established in 1925.
2) The party wants to promote the interests of workers, farmers and the poor.
3) The ideology of the party is Marxism and it believes in secularism and democracy.
4) In 1964, the party was divided and a new party known as Communist Party of India (Marxist) was created.
5) Kerala, West Bengal, Tripura, Manipur, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu are the states where the party has influence.
6) In 2004, the party supported the Congress led UPA Government at the centre from outside. It withdrew the support in 2008.