India's wrestling medalists Sushil Kumar, Vinesh, Amit Kumar and Rajiv Tomar with medals

India's Bronze medalist Lajja Gauswami after the medal ceremony of the 50m Rifle 3 Positions women

Bronze medalist Chandrakant Dadu Mali of India, right, during the medal ceremony for the men's 94kg weightlifting competition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 86th ICAR Foundation Day function in New Delhi Tuesday. — PTI

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The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

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