People's Democracy

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


No. 42

October 21, 2012




Tripura: NLFT Decided to Help Congress-INPT Alliance


THE news recently coming from the other side of Indo-Bangladesh border reveals that a meeting of the NLFT top brass was held at Ananda Chandi Roaja Para under Panchhari police station of  Khagrachhari district of Bangladesh on September 25, 2012. The secret meeting presided over by hardcore NLFT extremist Upendra Reang, was attended by some 30 so called ‘tested’ and ‘loyal’ extremists.


The meeting worked out a plan of action aiming to unseat the Left Front government in Tripura and help the Congress-INPT alliance come to power in the next assembly election to be held in February 2013. As a part of their plan of action, according to the directives given from that meeting, they would carry on several subversive actions in the state in the month of October and November in order to break the prevalent peaceful atmosphere and destabilise the state government. It also decided that some top GMP leaders must be kidnapped so as to shaken the CPI(M)’s strong position in the tribal areas, especially in the tribal reserved seats.


The news vindicates the apprehension of peace-loving democratic-minded people of Tripura and corroborates the confessionary statement of surrendered NLFT extremist Dhanu Kalai who the police had caught red handed when he was carrying huge funds meant for the NLFT base in Bangladesh.


It must be mentioned here that on June 16 last, Dhanu Kalai was caught by police after a vehicular chase at Jirania. Rupees 25 lakh in cash was seized from his possession. On being quizzed by the police, he divulged that the fund was the fourth instalment and that three instalments had already been passed off to NLFT earlier. He also told the police that a tribal Congress leader, Debabrata Kalai, was the mastermind behind all this fund transfer and recruitment of tribal youth for the NLFT who were facing serious shortages of men. A startling fact Dhanu Kalai divulged to the police was that the NLFT had hatched a conspiracy to destabilise the Left Front government through subversive actions and help the opposition Congress-INPT alliance in the state. Conspicuously, instead of condemning their dubious deal with anti-national outfits and taking action against the alleged leader, the state Congress is out to cover up its nexus with the outlawed NLFT.


But the government as well as the people of the state are very much aware of the foul game of the opposition in league with the extremists, and are determined to frustrate all attempts of the anti-national elements inside and outside the state.