People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 21

May 23, 2004

         CPI(M) Worker Killed


A DESPERATE and revengeful Trinamul Congress and Pradesh Congress have started to target CPI(M) organisers in south 24 Parganas district of late. On May 17, several miscreants in the pay of the Trinamul Congress shot to death Comrade Akhilesh Sharma, a member of the Baruipur zonal committee of the CPI(M). They shot Comrade Akhilesh (52) in the Ghola Bazar area of the Belegatchi Gram Panchayat at around seven in the evening, and made good their escape. It is noted that as soon as results have been out, attacks on CPI(M) workers have gone on the rise in several places in Bengal


The district unit of the CPI(M) has condemned the killing. May 18 saw district-wide programmes in south 24 Parganas severely condemning the dastardly murder. And on the same day, a 12-hour bandh has been held in the Baruipur Thana area but with the rail services made exempt from the bandh.


In another attack, Pradesh Congress hooligans caught hold of and severely beat up Bulan Das on May 17 at Farakka in the Murshidabad district.