Fidel Castro an inspiration for generations: CPI

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Paying homage to revolutionary Cuban icon Fidel Castro, Communist Party of India (CPI) on Saturday described him as a great leader of anti-imperialist movement and an inspiration for generations.

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“I heard the sad news (of Castro’s demise). He was one of greatest leaders of the anti-imperialist movement, particularly ‘third world’, and he is the man who successfully withstood and fought back the onslaught of imperialism,” CPI General Secretary Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy told PTI.

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“We pay our most respectable revolutionary homage (to Castro)”, he said.

“He was an inspiration for several generations and, responsible for transformation in Latin America, the backyard of US imperialism, into a Left bastion,” Reddy added.

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The 90-year-old former Cuban President died in Havana in Cuba.

(With inputs from PTI)

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