People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 14, 2007
CPI(M) Condemns Diabolic Bid To Spread Terror Using Aizwal As A Base
THE Tripura state committee of the CPI(M) unequivocally condemned the anti-Left Front forces’ united bid to unleash terror in the state and called upon the Party units as well as the people to expose this diabolic bid of the opposition parties. The state committee also made an appeal to the people to massively participate in the campaign movement to be launched in the middle of the January 2007 on the issues relating to the all round development of the state.
The state committee met on December 11-12, 2006 and reviewed the state’s political situation. The state committee noted that some opposition MLAs of Mizoram alleged that in August this year, the state chief minister Zoram Thanga held secret parleys with the representatives of the extremist outfits operating in North-Eastern region including Tripura at Aizwal. More surprisingly, several INPT and Congress leaders from Tripura also secretly met these extremists at Aizwal. These parleys signal deep-rooted conspiracy against Tripura, especially in view of general assembly elections in the state in 2008. The state committee expressed serious concern about such allegations and alerted the people about the imminent machinations.
On the security front, the state committee observed that the security forces had several achievements in anti-extremist operations. Four hardcore extremists were killed, two extremists and 24 of their collaborators arrested, 14 extremists of either groups surrendered to the police with some sophisticated arms. At the same time, extremist groups carried out a number of heinous attacks resulting in 10 deaths, including of seven jawans of security forces and injuries to seven others.
The power hungry political parties, especially Congress and the INPT, with a view to stir up trouble ahead of the assembly elections are holding meetings in some places where they resorted to unbridled slanders and vilifying campaign against the CPI(M) and Left Front leaders to mislead the people. At places, they instigated their student-youth wings to carry out provocative vandalism in some government offices mobilising the notorious anti-socials. The state committee directed all Party units to conduct campaigns promptly against such vilifications and explain the facts to the people on all issues raised by these forces.
The Party state committee observed with gratification that during the period, several hundred families known to be Congress and INPT supporters have scrapped ties with them and joined the Left Front. Prominent among them was Rajendra Reang who happened to be Congress-supported INPT candidate in the last assembly election from 60-assembly constituency and lost election by a single vote to the CPI(M). While disunity and disintegration in the opposition parties is going on, the meetings and rallies in connection with conferences of Party and other mass organisations are well attended and held in enthusiastic mode. The state committee urged the Party workers to help speed up the developmental works undertaken by the government to further alienate the opposition.
It also directed all its units to start preparing for another statewide movement on the urgent state demands including extension of railway line upto Subroom, implementation of the proposed power projects, provision of employment to youth etc., in the month of January.
At the outset of the session, the state committee paid homage to the departed comrades Mathai Chakku, Kerala state committee member, Swam Satradhari, communist leader of Manipur, Jamini Debbarma a veteran communist and GMP leader of Kamalpur.