(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 11, 2009
Maoist Intellectuals Sing the Praise of Y S R
When YSR died in an aerial
mishap, every body condoled
the death and paid tributes. But not surprisingly, it provided another
to expose the dual face of Maoist ‘intellectuals’. It all started when
To cap it all, Vangapandu Prasadarao, a balladeer known like Gaddar, retuned his famous song on Srikakulam struggle in praise of Y S R. Again it led to serious criticism, but he struck to his position. Several readers through letters to the newspaper lament the fall of revolutionary phrase mongers but it is no surprise given their track record. The recent example being Lalgarh. One more interesting point is, Vanaja, a close companion of Venugopal received an award for her story on Jnatana sarkar in Dankaranya, from the hands of none other than prime minister Manmohan Singh who incidentally declared Maoist extremism as the main danger facing the nation. Though it happened sometime ago, the line up is there for everybody to see. Isn’t it?