(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
March 17, 2013
Western Jathas Merge in
Sangharsh Sandesh Jatha
which began its journey on February 24 from Kanyakumari and
Tamilnadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra
Addressing the gathering, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member and leader of Southern jatha, S Ramachandran Pillai said there is no magic or mantra to achieve the most important and genuine demands of the people placed in this jatha programme. The only option is to conduct militant struggles and for this the people must unite overcoming all attempts to divide them on religious, regional and caste lines. He said these struggles must be waged in a consistent and continuous manner to achieve the demands relating to land, house sites, education, employment, health, social justice etc.
secretariat member and
Western jatha member Nilotpal Basu in his speech lambasted
government for favouring corporates and neglecting the
genuine demands of the
common people. He explained the purpose of jatha programme
and called upon
people to join in large numbers the March 19 rally in
CPI(M) Polit Bureau member M A Baby, CPI(M) central secretariat member V Sreenivasa Rao, both members of southern jatha, and CPI(M) central committee member Md Salim and CPI(M) Maharashtra state secretariat member Mariam Dhawale, both members of western jatha were also present. CPI(M) Madhya Pradesh unit state secretary Badal Saroj spoke in the meeting that was presided over by Hanumantha Lal.
western jatha had an
impressive meeting in Sihor town, around 40 km away from
In the morning at
a 'Meet the Press'
held at Indore Press Club, Nilotpal Basu and Md Salim
highlighted the danger of
communal forces to the nation.