HM Should Coordinate Efforts Instead of Joining Issues: CPIM
Posted by Admin on October 30, 2009
“We request the Home Minister that instead of joining issues with us, he should coordinate the joint operations with the three states to contain and defeat Maoist violence,” CPI (M) Senior leader Sitaram Yechury told reporters here.
Earlier today, the Home Minister had said the CPI(M) thought that the Maoists were comrade in arms in their fight against “bourgeois” parties like Congress.
“But now they have realised that they were underestimating the gravity of the problem. It is a late wake up call but at least they have woken up,” he had said.
Yechury said his party’s prime concern was the political patronage given by the Trinamool Congress to the Maoists.
“When a member of the Union Cabinet Shishir Adhikari informs the media (after the Rajdhani hijacking) that he had prior knowledge that this would happen, the Cabinet should seriously investigate this,” he said, adding that it was a very serious matter.
“There have been earlier reports about political patronage being extended by Trinamool to the Maoists and this statement compounds the situation,” Yechury said.
Reacting to Chidambaram’s statement, he said, “there is a need for people to refresh their memory and history. The naxalbari movement was born after some of the leaders separated from CPI(M) and formed the CPI(ML) in 1967.
This party continuously opposed the CPI(M) and we were the targets of murderous attacks in the 1960s and early 70s in West Bengal,” he said.
The Left leader said during the “semi-fascist terror” in Bengal, thousands of CPI(M) cadre were killed because the naxalites felt that if CPI(M) is eliminated then the situation will be ripe for an armed liberation struggle.
“This history can neither be forgotten nor distorted,” Yechury said.
He said in West Bengal, where the naxalite movement was born, it could not be sustained because the left front government had taken several measures and initiated land-reforms.
“These forces have been brought back to West Bengal today from outside by the Trinamool Congress,” Yechury alleged. Out Look