Get ready for a long and bitter battle, Maoists tell their cadres
Posted by Admin on July 24, 2009
With the Centre and states working on a strategy to crack down on Maoists, the CPI (Maoist) politburo has asked its armed cadres to prepare for a “long-drawn and bitter” fight against “the marauders and mercenaries sent by the Sonia-Manmohan-Chidambaram combine”.
In a 14-page resolution dated June 12 — a copy of which is with The Indian Express ( Click here for the CPI Maoist Document, Post Election Situation- Our tasks ) — the Maoist leadership has instructed its guerrilla army to counter the “enemy” plan to descend on Maad (Abujmaad in Chhattisgarh) in huge numbers by “aggravating the situation by expanding the guerrilla war… intensifying mass resistance… to disperse the enemy over a sufficiently large area and stepping up tactical counter-offensives and taking it up in new areas… to divert a section of the enemy from attacking our guerrilla bases and organs of political power.”
Behind the plan is the Maoist belief that “in the immediate context, it is quite difficult for the Centre to send the forces required by each state to control our movement.”
The Maoist resolution, while expressing solidarity with the Palestinian Hamas, jihadi forces in Pakistan and Hezbollah in Lebanon who are “showing enormous courage against imperialists”, notes that the “killing of Prabhakaran and setback to LTTE” will have a “negative effect on the revolutionary movement in India and the world at large.”
It describes the global economic meltdown as an “excellent condition for advancing people’s struggles and revolutions everywhere… let’s utilise the excellent situation arising out of the ever-deepening crisis and overcome negative factors like the setback in Sri Lanka, lull in Nepal and massive offensive on Islamic jihadi forces in Pakistan.”
The Maoists have resolved to mobilise all tribal organisations “cutting across party and other lines” to protest the “destruction of one of the oldest tribes (Maadia)” — suggesting that their functionaries could pass themselves off as rights activists and social workers.
The resolution calls for highlighting the “conspiracy of the ruling classes to hand over the entire mineral wealth of the region to comprador big business houses like the Tatas in Lohandigudas, Essar in Dhurli and companies like NMDC in Nagarnar (all in Chhattisgarh).”
“Mittals, Tatas, Jindals, Essars are offering huge funds to suppress the Maoists so as to swallow the entire resources,” it alleges.
Listing “immediate tasks”, the Maoist leaders have in mind Lalgarh or Singur-like offensives. They have asked cadres and supporters to build “united fronts with other struggling organisations and forces at every level possible, prepare them to undertake daring, tactical counter-offensives and project the defeat of Salva Judum as a model to emulate.”
“The attacks should be carried out in close coordination with, and in support of, the armed resistance of the masses and be linked to seizing political power and establishing base areas,” the resolution states.
Referring to the “unfortunate” killing of five polling officers in Rajnandgaon during the Lok Sabha elections, it says “such incidents lead to loss of public sympathy and helps the enemy to turn the people against us. Comrades responsible for such incidents be warned or disciplinary action will be initiated. We should also apologise for our mistake.”
“We have to once again prepare the people to resist the marauders and mercenaries sent by the Sonia-Manmohan-Chidambaram combine to subdue them, destroy their culture and loot the resources of the region for a handful of exploiters. This time the fight will be more long-drawn and bitter than the one against the British imperialist armies.”
The politburo believes there is no difference between the Congress and BJP when it comes to the tone, tenor and war against the Maoists. “Never before was such a degree of coordination and cooperation achieved between the Centre and states on Naxal issues,” it notes.
That Maoists are keeping a close watch on governments moves is also evident. “A blueprint for massive military offensive has been prepared. Scanning of the entire area by satellites is almost on the verge of completion and the satellite images and complete topographical map of entire Maad will be ready in another month. Based on this map complete with all hamlets, forest tracks, water points, etc, the police and Central forces will carry out their operations.”
They see an “imperialist” design in getting the Centre to move forces out of Kashmir for redeployment in “areas of armed struggle” since it will not only lower Indo-Pak tensions but also keep the focus on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. “The plan to attack Maad region was devised after the visit by a delegation of the American consulate to Raipur,” the resolution alleged.