(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
October 02, 2011
The Drum Beat of “Sushasan” and the Real Picture
Arun Kumar Mishra
are hell-bent these days on making Nitish Kumar an icon of corporate
With all this
around, what is the real picture of
The opposition parties have been demanding a high level enquiry as the entire district police administration is in the dock.
14, a worker named
Govind Rajbhar, who had been arrested on charge of theft, was found
dead in the
police lock-up in
On September 12, when the workers of Bansal Private Limited were peacefully raising their demands before the employer, the police station in charge of the Industrial Area police station of Hajipur came to the spot and started canning the assembled workers. Later, a protest meeting was organised under the banner of the Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and since then workers have been carrying on their struggle.
sufferer under the present dispensation. Everyday they are taking to
demanding supply of adequate fertilisers as these are perpetually in
supply. Reports of road blocks and gherao of local government officials
become the daily news. The state government is squarely blaming the
government for the present state of affairs but it has no answer for
rampant black-marketing in fertiliser. The skyrocketing prices of each
every agricultural input and the vagaries of nature have pauperised
sections of the peasantry of
As the Nitish
the recommendations of the Bandyopadhyay commission report regarding
reforms, the landlords of Bihar have become further emboldened, which
resulted in renewed attacks against landless agricultural workers and
peasants in different parts of Bihar. Recently, on September 2,
firearms and their musclemen raided the Bajitpur
The CPI(M) state secretary visited the village on September 3, and addressed a large gathering. While addressing the assembled peasants, he warned the Nitish government to desist from pursuing anti-peasant policies or face the wrath of the peasants who are groaning under a severe crisis.
committee of the
CPI(M) met at
The state government has only spent a tiny sum of 3,074 crore rupees out of the 24,000 crores rupees at its disposal for yearly planned expenditure. It is a deliberate attempt by the bureaucracy and the vested interests to siphon off the money at the fag end of the financial year. The indictment of the Nitish government by the CAG for AC, DC bill is well known.
Corruption has become more rampant at different levels. Police atrocities against the common people have increased manifold. Atrocities against women, incidents of rape, anti-woman violence at workplaces and homes are being reported daily. Custodial rape in the Manjhi police station and police violence against agitating women at Noor Sarai police station have fully exposed the so called “sushasan” (benevolent governance) of the Nitish Kumar government.
The so called
The CPI(M) has carried out many state and local level agitations in the intervening period. It has lost Comrade Yogendra Sah who fought against corruption in Indira Awas Yojana in his panchayat. Land issues have also come to the fore.
As the CPI is
engaged in the
preparation for its all-India congress to be organised at
The party’s branch conferences are already on. The party has issued instructions about abiding by the time table fixed for the completion of conferences right from the branch level to the state level.
Sarvodaya Sharma presided over the meeting as Hannan Mollah guided the proceedings.