People's Democracy

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


No. 43

October 27, 2013






Campaign against Bengal Reign of Terror


IN response to the all-India call of the party, the Jharkhand state committee of the CPI(M) has launched a campaign on the reign of terror and violence currently being witnessed by West Bengal. All the mass organisations led by the party have planned to conduct programmes on their respective fronts to express their solidarity with the people of West Bengal. The campaign started with a hall meeting held at Ranchi on October 18, 2013, which was addressed by CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Brinda Karat. This was followed by marches, rallies, dharnas, roadside (nukkar) plays and hall meetings at local level in various districts. 


At Dumka a hall meeting was organised by the Santhal Pargana regional committee of the party; it was addressed by Md Salim, a Central Committee member. At Pakur the hall meeting was addressed by Nirupam Sen and Basudeb Acharia. Similar programmes were organised by mass organisations at Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Maithon. The district and local committees too are carrying out such programmes at their respective levels throughout the state. The state committee of the CPI(M) had got 30,000 pamphlets printed for distribution among the people of Jharkhand in all these programmes.




The CPI(M) has decided to contest the Ranchi and Rajmahal seats of Lok Sabha in the forthcoming parliamentary elections. Meetings were held at Ranchi and Pakur respectively for the two seats; these were attended by the members of all the district, local and branch committees in the areas falling under these constituencies. Brinda karat and Madan Ghosh told the concerned members on what to do regarding preparations for the coming polls.


A central election conduct committee has been formed in each of the two constituencies and booth committees are to be formed within two months. The CPI(M) has called for intensification of struggles against the anti-people policies of both the central and state governments. Steps have also been initiated for fund collection as well as for expansion of the party and the mass organisations through struggles and protest programmes on the rights of the people.