People's Democracy

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


No. 04

January 23, 2011

TMC- Maoist Nexus Exposed in West Bengal

Anti-CPI (M) tirade is just a cover-up operation


From Special Correspondent,



THE most important, in fact the root cause of political violence in West Bengal is the nexus between Trinamul Congress and Maoists. This is particularly manifest in three western districts, popularly known as Jangal Mahal. This nexus has been proved through numerous evidences in the last three years. 250 CPI(M) activists and sympathisers have been killed in that area after the 2009 parliamentary elections. And, in many cases it was a joint annihilation drive by TMC-Maoist combine. In Gyaneswari Express sabotage, which led to loss of 160 lives, CBI has already charge sheeted both Maoists and TMC activists.


However, evidences of this collaboration are now coming from new sources, even from TMC and Maoist sources.


Trinamul MP, Kabir Suman’s open admission about Maoist-Trinamul nexus in his recently launched book Nishaner Nam Taposhi Malik has been reaffirmed by top Maoist leaders now in judicial custody. In his autobiographical narrative dedicated to Kishenji, the Polit Bureau member of the CPI(Maoist), Suman has given an eye witness account of a meeting held between top Trinamul and Maoist leaders at Trinamul headquarters in Kolkata. Now, the  CID interrogation of arrested Maoist leaders has revealed how Subhendu Adhikary, Trinamul MP from Tamluk in East Midnapore has been maintaining close ties with Maoist leaders since the days of disturbances in Nandigram and Singur.


Subhendu Adhikary was such a trusted person that a section of Maoist cadres complained to him against some local Trinamul activists who had allegedly looted their cash and arms. According to the CID reports, published in media, Maoists supported by Trinamul at one stage worked out a secret plan to kill Sushanta Ghose, minister of state in charge of western area development.


During the CID interrogation the Maoist leader, Madhusudhan Mandal alias Narayan confessed that he met Subhendu Adhikary in early 2007 at the house of Sheikh Sufian,a Trinamul leader and helped form the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh Committee (BUPC) at Nandigram.  Adhikary at that time took active part in organising BUPC addressing meetings in Jhargram sub-divisions.


The arrested Maoist leader Madhusudhan Mandal also stated during the interrogation that he was in regular touch with Subhendhu Adhikary during their Nandigram agitation. While Madhusudhan, being a Maoist activist, was entrusted with the task of running an underground camp for training arms at Sonachura, Subhendu Adhikary was busy organising meetings and processions on behalf of the BUPC. Subhendu, he alleged, brought a group of people from Contai who knew how to use arms. He also managed to supply bullets and fire arms to Maoists in the underground.


Arrested Maoist state secretary Sudip Chogdar alias Kanchan also confessed about their day to day link with Subhendu Adhikary who actively helped setting up armed bases at Jangal Mahal. He also told the CID officials that Maoists at the instruction of Subhendu Adhikary and other Trinamul leaders provided arms training to Trinamul-supporting BUPC volunteers to take on CPI(M) workers and leaders.


The close collaboration has once again been established through a press statement by top Maoist leader Vikram  who assured Mamata Banerjee of their  total support in the ensuing assembly polls in West Bengal. Dated January 12, the statement  sent to media houses said that Maoists would not boycott the coming elections. Instead, they would extend support to Mamata  Banerjee if she continued with her demand for withdrawal of joint forces.  Just to make things a bit ‘refined’,  Maoists ask TMC leader to resign from union cabinet. Maoist leader Kishenji had already stated on record (October,2009) that they want Mamata Banerjee to be the next chief minister of the state.  


The response of the central government is, at the least, hypocritical. A partner of the ruling coalition is deeply involved in joint actions with the Maoists when the union government is supposed to be ‘fighting’ against them. It is now clear that the Congress is in alliance with a party that is collaborator-cum- backer of the Maoists. 


That is precisely the reason for diverting the attention from this fact by shouting at the top of their voices over the so-called ‘armed camps’ of CPI(M). One after another well-designed machinations are being followed to ‘showcase’ these camps and cover up the most heinous nexus between the Maoists and the partners of the UPA.