People's Democracy

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


Vol. XXXV

No. 28

July 10, 2011

 

PUNJAB

 

Rally in Solidarity with Bengal Left Front

 

ON July 2, at the call of the Punjab state committee of CPI(M), hundreds of CPI(M) workers and supporters held a rally in front of the local bus stand in Mahilpur to protest against the politically sponsored violence and goonda attacks on the leaders and workers of the Left Front in West Bengal.

 

Addressing the rally, CPI(M) state secretariat member Raghunath Singh strongly condemned the politically motivated murderous attacks on the leaders, workers and sympathisers of the CPI(M) and other Left Front parties. He said since May 13, when the results of the Vidhan Sabha election were announced, some 19 leaders, workers and sympathisers of the Left Front and mass organisations have been killed and offices of the Left parties, especially of the CPI(M), have been ransacked and looted by anti-social elements under the political patronage of the Trinamul Congress (TMC), Congress and the so called Maoists. He urged upon the peace and justice loving people of Punjab to stand like a rock by the Left Front of the West Bengal and expressed the hope that the people of Punjab would maintain their tradition of supporting the Left Front and the democratic and justice loving people of West Bengal.

 

The rally was also addressed by Gurmesh Singh, CPI(M) district secretary in Hoshiarpur, CPI(M) state committee members Darshan Singh Mattu and Subhash Chaudhary, Mahinder Kumar Vadhoan and Tarsem Singh Jasowal while Garhshankar tehsil secretary Bhagat Singh Jhungiyaan presided over. After the rally that took place in spite of the scorching sun, workers of the CPI(M) took out a procession through the Mahilpur town, shouting slogans in solidarity with the Left Front of West Bengal, and contributed Rs 8,000 for providing relief to the victims of violence in West Bengal or their family members. They also decided to mobilise a fund of one lakh rupees or more for the purpose.

 

In a fax message to the union home minister, the CPI(M)ís Hoshiarpur district unit demanded immediately stop to the violence and goonda attacks on the Left Front in West Bengal.