(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
June 28, 2009
A CONTINUOUS political campaign
is going on in
As per reports reaching us, all
headquarters witnessed big assemblages of people from all walks of
came together in condemnation of the doings of the
The Kolkata rally attracted more
than ten thousand people.
The addresses of the Left Front leaders were suitably interspersed with
recitations and such other cultural events.
Painters drew pictures in vivid colours and bold strokes of the
brush-and-the-pen that represented the remonstration of the culture of
Biman Basu, Bengal Left Front chairman said in his address, which expressed a controlled anger against the killings of the innocent yet taking place in Bengal courtesy of the Trinamulis, the Congressites, and the self-styled ‘Maoists,’ that the Left Front had in the past battled against authoritarianism, communalism, divisism, and anarchy. The task is not yet finished for the ruling classes continue to fuel disorder and division for their own class interest. Where the ruling classes go, the corporate media follow faithfully.
Biman Basu recalled the terrible
days, and months, and
years between 1970 and 1977 when the dogs of war were let loose on the
Party offices are put to the torch, residences are pillaged, hutments are burnt to the ground, roads are dug up, crops are set on fire, relief materials are looted, women are harassed even molested, and above all, CPI(M) workers are butchered – 56 CPI(M) workers, and one Forward Block worker, being the latest list of casualties in Bengal. In one area of Khejuri alone more than 200 residences, pucca, and kutcha have been pulled down and set fire to. Ten offices of the Party have been burnt after being ransacked within a radius of 19-odd kilometres.
The Trinamulis stated that a total of 45 activists of their ranks having been killed post-poll, but would print and publish, after a lengthy delay following the vaunted claim, carried expectedly in the corporate media with aplomb, a list containing 23 names. One name refers to a person as a resident of ‘Nandigram, of the south 24 Parganas living in the’ (non-existent) ‘Purba Midnapore Lok Sabha constituency.’ Such gross ‘errors’ of location linking the deceased to the area where that person lived, abound, among other ‘mistakes.’ This is a clear attempt to baffle the people, declared Biman Basu.