(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
August 09, 200
Lalgarh Violence: A Campaign of Deceit & Falsification
Sitaram Yechury, leader of the CPI (M) parliamentary party and member of the Polit Bureau, addressing a press conference in the parliament on July 31 spoke about the following latest information regarding the Maoist violence in Lalgarh.
manner in which the Trinamool Congress and its leadership who are part
union government continue to raise the issue of law and order in
In order to uphold the truth it is necessary to put these issues in perspective.
situation in Lalgarh and adjoining area of
2. On July 26, on the outskirts of Kolkata in Sonarpur, unprecedentedly the Trinamool Congress goons attacked the MLA of the area, Sri Shyamal Naskar and other important leaders of the CPI(M). Who is responsible for this violence?
3. On July 29, in a village Natungram in Bardwan in a local factional feud, three villagers were killed. This had nothing to do with political rivalry. This unfortunate incident is being politicised to portray this as an instance of political violence.
4. On July 30, a procession organised by the CPI(M) in Bhangar with due permission from the local police authorities was attacked by the Trinamool Congress goons. Several CPI(M) activists were injured grievously from bomb splinters which had been hurled indiscriminately. On getting the information the police had rushed to the spot, when even the police was attacked. And few policemen were injured. In the ensuing firing by the police to bring the situation under control, one person was unfortunately killed. Who instigated the violence and who was the aggressor?
horrendous development has now come to light which
has been taking place protractedly in Khejuri, next to Nandigram. In
6. The unfortunate incident where violence erupted in Mangalkot when the delegation of Congress MLAs visited the spot where a very popular CPI(M) leader and a zilla parishad functionary was heinously killed, was squarely condemned by the CPI(M) leadership and the chief minister of West Bengal on the floor of the assembly. But the contention of the CPI(M) that the incident for which firm police action has been initiated was sparked by the presence of one of the co-conspirators Nazir Shaikh, responsible for the slain CPI(M) leader Phalguni Mukherjee’s murder along with the Congress delegation has now been established beyond doubt by the video footage shot by local TV journalists. Who is responsible for such violence?
As in the past, the people of