People's Democracy

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


No. 09

February 26, 2012


Condemn Such Politics of Murder


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on February 22, 2012:


THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the murder of  two leaders of our Party in West Bengal, both members of the Burdwan district committee of the CPI(M) – Comrade Pradip Tah and Comrade Kamal Gayen – in open daylight in the Dewandighi  on the outskirts of the Burdwan town by the Trinamool Congress goons. Comrade Pradip was a former MLA representing the Burdwan (North) assembly constituency. These heinous murders took place when both these leaders were leading a huge procession of people  which was protesting against attacks on Party sympathisers campaigning for the all-India strike  of February 28 called by the central trade unions. 


These are murders most foul  and  is part of planned attacks and killings  of Left leaders and activists after the assumption of office by the Mamata Banerjee led government.  These two murders takes up the toll of people killed to 58 since the change of government.


These attacks come in the background of the massive  popular mobilisation, at the call of the CPI(M),  in the  Brigade Parade Ground on February 19 which reflected people’s anger  against the politics of violence and vendetta.  Frustrated by the growing  resistance of the people, the TMC led goons  have indulged in this gruesome act. 


This  act of violence is also  to try and at any cost stop the certain overwhelming  success of the industrial strike  at the call of the  central trade unions. 


The Polit Bureau calls upon the Party units and all other Left and democratic minded people in the country to raise their voice of protest against such politics of violence and terror.