People's Democracy

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


No. 24

June 16, 2013




Party Leaderís Killing Condemned


The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on June 09, 2013.


THE Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the killing of Comrade Dilip Sarkar, secretariat member of the CPI(M) district committee of Bardhaman and the district secretary of the CITU. Dilip Sarkar was shot dead while on a morning walk in the Asansol-Raniganj industrial belt on June 9, 2013.  Dilip Sarkar was a former MLA and leader of the Steel Workers Union. 


This is the third incident in the district, since the Trinamul Congress came into office, of CPI(M) and trade union leaders being  targeted for attack  while they were walking in the morning. This heinous killing is part of the systematic efforts to physically eliminate the leaders of the CPI(M) and the trade union movement. 


The CPI(M) demands a proper investigation and the arrest of those guilty of this crime. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to the family members of Dilip Sarkar.