The Communist League of India (Marxist–Leninist) was founded by a faction of the Central Reorganisation Committee, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) -Ram Nath group on 20 February 1978. CLI(ML) holds that India is a less developed but still capitalist country, so the coming revolution will be a socialist one. Over the years this party got divided into numerous different factions.
The first faction, led by Ramnath, publishes 'Lal Tara' in Hindi. They have a publication called 'Gargi publication'.
The second faction has a considerably big publication division operated from Lucknow and known by different names like 'Parikalpana' or 'Rahul' etc. They nowadays are trying to build a trade union in Delhi. They also have a small but active student group based in Delhi University.
The third faction is accused by all other three as the most revisionist one. This faction is trying to understand the problems of 20th century socialism from critical perspectives. this faction believes that socialism needs to be re-articulated given the experiences, both positive and negative, of the socialist experiments in the last century. It has published many books including "Globalisation Of Capital".
The fourth faction and is among the most organized factions, is the Re-organizing Committee, Communist League of India (Marxist–Leninist). It regularly publishes a party-organ called "Lal Salaam" every six months and maintains a web-site www.cli-ml.com. This faction is mainly engaged in organizing industrial workers in North India.