Tuesday, December 22, 2009


New Delhi, December 4: Following is the memorandum given to PM by the leaders of Left parties -- Sitaram Yechury, Basudeb Acharia, Shyamal Chakraborty, Prabodh Panda, Manohar Tirki, Barun Mukherjee.December 4th 2009

Dr. Manmohan Singh
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India
New Delhi
Sub: Irresponsible and dangerous moves of the Railways Minister

Dear Prime Minister,

1. You have called the ‘Maoists’ the greatest internal threat to the security of the country, and yet, the Railway minister has kept providing these elements with her full-fledged support in the media and through her declarations and acts. She has also repeatedly called for the release of Chhatradhar Mahato, named accused in murder cases. The Railway minister is constantly demanding the withdrawal of Joint Forces from West Bengal, which will only facilitate the activities of the Maoists. Within hours of a landmine blast in West Midnapore on 27.11.2009, which killed two policemen, the Railway Minister denigrated the Joint Forces.

2. The said minister has claimed before the media inte ralia that the violence being committed on and against the leaders and workers of the CPI (M) is not the handiwork of the CPI (Maoist) but a result of internecine feud. She has called for the arrest of the Bengal Chief Minister and in the same breath the release of Chhatradhar Mahato while repeatedly calling also for application of ART 355 and 356 in Bengal. The ‘Maoists’ receive a moral boost from her declarations and deeds. And almost simultaneously the Maoist Leader Kishanji reciprocated by airing his loud suggestions that the present Railway Minister should be the Chief Minister of West Bengal.

3. The annexed copies of the media reports would make it clear, the AITC and the CPI (Maoist), have long been engaged in destabilizing the political situation of the state by means of assassination, mayhem, arson, committing crimes on women and generally seeking to create a situation where the democratic fabric of the state in put under great duress. The Maoist along with AITC activists are forcing people at gunpoint to join their rally and barricades.4. Annexure I A, B, and C provide a detailed list of the leaders and workers of the CPI (M) and Left Front assassinated by the Maoist and the people’s War Group (PWG) from 2001. The number of those killed from June 2006 itself is 326. The ‘Maoists’ and the AITC have also killed, scores of common men, women, children, as well as police and medical personnel.

5. The AITC leadership is a close patron of the leadership of the People’s Committee against Police Atrocities (PCAPA), and its supremo Chhatradhar Mahato. Annexure II A, B, and C provide examples of this state-of-affairs from media reports.

6. Annexure III in the form of a CD contains photos that show the Railway Minister, Chhatradhar Mahato, and a section of the intelligentsia in confabulation in the area of Lalgarh, which has been a ‘Maoist’ stronghold. The PCAPA is nothing but a mass front of the CPI (Maoist) as reports in the media have repeatedly noted.

7. We draw your attention to the recent declaration of the ‘Maoist’ leader ‘Kishanji’ that since they have provided support to the AITC at Nandigram against the CPI (M), the AITC should come forward and help them at Lalgarh and adjacent areas.

8. The most recent incident of the blockade of the Rajdhani Express exposes the AITC game plan further. Even as the blockade was going on and graffiti being painted on the sides of the bogies calling for the release of Chhatradhar Mahato who is presently in police custody, the railways minister blamed the ‘Marxists’, meaning the CPI (M) that has held the train up. To add insult to injury, a full 24 hours earlier to the blockade, an AITC central minister Shri Sisir Adhikari had claimed before the media that he ‘knew that the blockade would take place.’ The source of ‘knowledge’ of this minister may kindly be probed and the nation kept informed.

9. At a time when the ‘Maoists’ have laid claim to the murder of an AITC worker Nishikanta Mondal at Nandigram on 22 September 2009, the Railway Minister keeps harping on the untruth that he was ‘killed by the CPI (M).’ On 29.11.2009, she has also said that she was privy to clues of the murder.
10. We enclose as Annexure II A and B the English translation of what has appeared in the Bengali print media on the nexus between the AITC-PCAPA-‘Maoists’ and as Annexure IV we enclose the original reports in Bengali that has appeared in the Bengali print media.

11. We urge upon you to take appropriate implicational notice of the developments.
Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,
Sitaram Yetchury
Basudeb Acharia
Shyamal Chakraborty
Prabodh Panda
Manohar Tirki
Barun Mukherjee

Thursday, December 17, 2009


From: Noam Chomsky <chomsky@mit.edu>

Date: Dec 14, 2009 6:05 AM


To: Gouranga Chatterjee <chatterjeegouranga@gmail.com>

Thanks for your letter. What you say somewhat differs from the information that was conveyed by the Indian analysts who initiated and signed the petition. You should really contact them.




Mr. Noam Chomsky
Professor of Emeritus of Linguistics

Most Respected Sir,

I am a regular reader of “Analytical Monthly Review”. A letter dated 12th October 2009 written to the Prime Minister of India in connection with offensive against the Maoists has been published in esteemed journal of October 2009 (Vol. 7, No. 7). It contains signatures of many eminent personalities of the country and abroad including that of you. I have gone through the same very thoroughly and carefully line by line and submit hereunder my observations.

Most humbly I want to contradict the misrepresentation and misinformation made while depicting the picture of West Bengal.

(1) The agitations in Singur and Nandigram were never peaceful or democratic as stated. They were purely politically motivated and violent in all respect carried out jointly by finance capital, imperialists, anti-Communist, anti-Leftist and all fundamentalist forces in union with ‘pseudo’ intellectuals to destabilize the Left Front Government in West Bengal.

The land at Singur was not acquired for SEZ as alleged. It was acquired for an automobile factory.

Out of 997.11 acres of land acquired, the landowners of 745.11 acres of land have consented by accepting compensation to part with their land for the factory. Out of the 252 acres of land, the landowners of 125 acres of land refused to accept compensation. The landowners of the remaining 127 acres of land could not be compensated due to litigation amongst their family members though they were ready to accept the compensation. It means 87.46% of landowners have consented for the factory. Landowners of only 12.54% acres of land have refused to consent.

The total number of landowners of 997.11 acres of land is 13,491. Out of this, 11,162 landowners of 745.11 acres of land had offered the land by accepting the compensation. Their percentage is 86.66%.

540 landowners could not accept compensation due to litigation involving their 127acres of land. They had consented to offer their land for the factory. Their percentage is only 4.

The actual unwilling landowners are 1,800 who own 125 acres of land. Their percentage is only 13.34.

In short, out of 997.11 acres of land, owners of only 125 acres of land refused to part with their land. It means owners of 87.46% land have consented for the factory. Owners of only 12.54% acres of land have refused to consent. Moreover, out of 13,491 landowners, only 1,800 landowners are unwilling. It means 86.66% of landowners are willing whereas only 13.34% of the owners are unwilling.

It means more than 80% of the landowners were ready for the factory. But the resistance of only 13% prevailed over 80%. The Kolkata High Court has already declared the land acquisition at Singur legal in all respect.

The facts and circumstances compel the undersigned to come to the conclusion that the term ‘Democracy’ should be redefined afresh.

(2) If anyone goes through the developments before 14th March 2007, he will find that the Chief Minister had stated categorically that there would be no forced land acquisition in Nandigram. On 9th February the CM pointedly told in a public meeting in Khejuri that without the consent of the people of Nandigram nothing would be done. Later, on a number of occasions during the last one-month, the CM had repeatedly stated in very clear terms that the proposed Chemical Hub would be shifted if the people of Nandigram did not accept the proposal. Even after that, there was no respite from the atrocities perpetrated by the Bhumi Rakkha Committee, making it amply clear that the question was not at all that of “land acquisition” but a political strategy to maintain a forced acquisition of Nandigram by a combination of political forces.

The district administration, meanwhile called a series of all Party meetings and peace meetings, mostly boycotted by TMC, Congress and Bhumi Rakkha Committee. The last such meeting was organized on 10th March where representatives from Left Front partners and BJP were present. TMC, Congress and Bhumi Rakkha Committee declined the invitation. It was decided in the meeting that the administration would move to restore reconstruction work and normalcy in the area and anyone resisting the constitutional duties would be legally dealt with.

On 14th March, the police entered the area after prior announcements through loudspeaker. When they reached Sonachura, they were attacked with bombs and guns. In the ensuing confrontation 13 people were killed. One more person was killed due to bomb injury.

In spite of this categorical declaration, the people of Nandigram were misinformed and misled by Mamata Banerjee and her rainbow alliance of TMC-Maoists-Congress-SUCI-BJP-Muslims Fundamentalists-pseudo intellectuals incited the villagers by resorting to unprecedented distortion of facts, lies, twisting of facts, false propaganda, provocations, misrepresentations and slanders for gaining political mileage. It had nothing to do with the interests of the peasantry.

The rainbow alliance evicted thousands of supporters of the CPI (M) and other mainstream Leftist parties from their ancestral homes along with their family members. This was done to capture Nandigram and other areas for electoral gains only. Many of the CPI (M) supporters were murdered brutally. The Maoist-TMC goons raped even a school going girl Sunita Mondal.

The state government tried repeatedly to ensure the safe return of the evictees to their ancestral homes. It convened all party meetings again and again. But Mamata Banerjee and others refused to attend the same for an amicable settlement. Ultimately, the start government tried to ensure the return of the evictees with police help. It was in now way an attempt to capture the lands for SEZ as alleged.

If the intellectuals had adopted a stand neutrally, impartially and judiciously without prejudice, the unfortunate incident of 14th March 2007 could have been avoided easily. But they were so much obsessed with anti-Communism and anti-Leftism that they used even the slightest rumour or incident or pretext to malign and destabilize the Left Front Government. They, therefore, needed some dead bodies for their ulterior motive.

The result was the unfortunate incident of 14th March 2007, which cost 14 valuable lives. It could have been avoided easily if the opposition and the anti-Communist intellectuals had settled the matter with the government across the table.

After this incident, a hate and malicious campaign was launched to the effect that hundreds of workmen and children were raped and murdered by CPI (M) supporters. But the ‘pseudo’ intellectuals and the opposition could not prove even a single case of rape or murder.

Still now, thousands of CPI (M) supporters and their families remain evicted from Nandigram and Khejuri. The hoisting of red flag has been banned in Nandigram, Khejuri and other adjacent areas. If this is not anti-Communism and anti-Leftism, I do not know what else is.

(3) The developments taking place in Junglemahal areas falling under West Midnapur, Purulia and Bankura district of West Bengal have not started all on a sudden.

Shibaram Satpathi of Sarenga in Bankura was the first CPI (M) supporter who was murdered brutally by the Maoists on 10-04-01. Thereafter, Maoist-TMC goons have murdered one after another CPI (M) leader, cadre and supporter. The Maoist-TMC goons had murdered another 47 CPI (M) leaders and supporters till 01-11-2008 as detailed below.

1 Sudhir Singh Sardar, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 28-11-01
2 Anil Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 04-02-02
3 Rampada Majhi, Ranibandh, Bankura, 11-02-02
4 Puntibala Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
5 Icchhamati Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
6 Priyanka Mahato (4yrs), Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 31-05-02
7 Ajit Ghosh, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 09-07-02
8 Golap Mallik, Garbeta, Medinipur (W), 24-04-03
9 Baridbaran Mondal, Banspahari, Medinipur (W) 21-10-03
10 Asit Santra, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 02-03-04
11 Mahendra Mahato, Bandowan, Purulia, 09-07-05
12 Raghunath Murumu, Barikul, Bankura, 09-07-05
13 Bablu Mudi, Barikul, Bankura, 09-07-05
14 Rabindranath Kar, Bandowan, Bankura, 30-12-05
15 Anandamayi Kar, Bandowan, Bankura, 30-12-05
16 Kartik Singh, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 04-03-06
17 Gatilal Tudu, Barikul, Bankura, 04-03-06
18 Gumai Murmu, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 08-03-06
19 Jaladhar Mahato, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 08-03-06
20 Rabi Das, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 14-06-06
21 Snehashis Das, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 26-05-06
22 Uttam Sardar, Chandpur, Nadia, 19-06-06
23 Anil Mahato, Shilda, Medinipur (W), 19-09-06
24 Dinesh Baske, Shilda, Medinipur (W), 19-09-09
25 Pailaram Tudu, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 09-01-07
26 Rampada Singh, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 30-03-07
27 Parikshit Singh, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 30-03-07
28 Manik Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 27-05-07
29 Rohit Roy, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 10-07-07
30 Bhagirath Karmakar, Barabazar, Purulia, 01-11-07
31 Sufal Mandi, Purulia, Purulia, 20-11-07
32 Govind Singh, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 06-12-07
33 Pahalan Kumar, Balarampur, Purulia, 01-01-08
34 Mangal Mahato, Banspahari, Medinipur (W), 15-02-08
35 Karam Chand Singh, Belpahari, 22-02-08
36 Subhash Mahato, Belpahari, Medinipur (W), 29-02-08
37 Budhadeb Pathak, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 09-03-08
38 Mukul Tiwari, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
39 Jugol Murmu, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
40 Nabakumar Murmu, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 13-04-08
41 Kshetrapal Majhi, Arsha, Purulia, 19-04-08
42 Ganapati Bhadra, Bandowan, Purulia, 04-05-08
43 Debraj Hembram, Balarampur, Purulia, 05-05-08
44 Biswanath Mandi, Goaltore, Medinipur (W), 15-06-08
45 Amar Ghugu, Patrasayar, Bankura, 04-10-08
46 Satyajit Mondal, Karanjora, Bankura, 22-10-08
47 Indrajit Muda, Banspahari, Midnapur (W), 31-10-08

The Maoists were able to create a reign of terror in the entire Junglemahal area through murder, loot and arson with the help of Mamata Banerjee and her rainbow alliance.

Then came 02-11-2008. On this date the Maoists tried to assassinate the Chief Minister of West Bengal while he was returning after laying the foundation stone of a steel plant at Shalboni. He narrowly escaped. It very naturally invited administrative action. The result was the formation of the “People’s Committee against Police Atrocities” by the Maoists. Till parliamentary elections on 30-04-2009, the following CPI (M) supporters were killed by the Maoists.

1 Panu Bouri, Patrasayar, Bankura, 14-11-08
2 Shamsur Alam Mallick, Indas, Bankura, 16-01-09
3 Nandalal Pal, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 01-02-09
4 Haradhan Majhi, Balarampur, Purulia, 03-02-09
5 Biswanath Digar, Ranibandh, Bankura, 08-02-09
6 Sujit Ponda, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-02-09
7 Durga Deshwal, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 18-03-09
8 Santosh Mahato, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 18-03-09
9 Kanai Kumar, Arsha, Purulia, 28-03-09
10 Ashim Mondal, Bahulabheda, Midnapur (W), 10-04-09
11 Hambir Mandi, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 21-04-09
12 Shakti Sen, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 21-04-09
13 Gopinath Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 22-04-09
14 Baikunth Mahato, Supurdihgram, Purulia, 23-04-09
15 Bibhuti Singh Sardar, SD Gram, Purulia , 23-04-09

After the Parliamentary Elections the Maoists with the help of Mamata Banerjee have been trying to throw the whole of the state into utter lawlessness and anarchy. They have so far murdered 129 CPI (M) supporters in Junglemahal only.

1 Manu Singh, Bandowan, Purulia, 15-05-09
2 Dinesh Mahato, Balarmpur, Purulia, 23-05-09
3 Bhondulal Munda, Jhalda, Purulia,, 25-05-09
4 Mamoni Kishku, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 06-06-09
5 Salku Soren, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 11-06-09
6 Shankar Tudu, Belpahari, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
7 Asit Samanta, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
8 Naru Samanta, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
9 Prabir Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-06-09
10 Keshab Manna, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
11 Dhiraj Manna, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
12 Sanjay Mahato, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
13 Debabrata Soren, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
14 Mohan Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-06-09
15 Sunil Das, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
16 Tapan Das, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
17 Sanjay Pratihar, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 16-06-09
18 Niladri Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
19 Anil Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
20 Abhijit Mahato, Lodashuli, Midnapur (W), 17-06-09
21 Badal Chandra Ahir, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
22 Sisir Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
23 Dubraj Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
24 Dasarath Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
25 Chaitnya Soren, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-06-09
26 Keshav Das, Nandigram, Midnapur (W), 19-06-09
27 Budheswar Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 21-06-09
28 Pranesh Ghosh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 21-06-09
29 Naba Kumar Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
30 Kishore Tiwari, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
31 Jugol Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 26-06-09
32 Moloy Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-07-09
33 Motilal Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-07-09
34 Barendranath Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W 10-07-09
35 Gurucharan Mahato, Lalgarh, West Dinajpur, 11-07-09
36 Swapan Deb Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-07-09
37 Tarani Singh, Shalboni, Midnapur (W), 14-07-09
38 Gangadhar Mahato, Barabazar, Purulia, 15-07-09
39 Jaladhar Mahato, Jhargam, Purulia, 18-07-09
40 Ashok Ghosh, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 18-07-09
41 Fagu Baske, Belpahari, Midnapur (W), 22-07-09
42 Sagar Masant, Goaltore, Midnapur (W), 30-07-09
43 Ashok Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
44 Brahmodeo Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
45 Motilal Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
46 Moloy Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 31-07-09
47 Nirmal Mahato, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 02-08-09
48 Gurucharan Tudu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 03-08-09
49 Shankar D. Adhikari, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 05-08-09
50 Gunadhar Singh, Bhulabheda, Midnapur (W), 05-08-09
51 Shaktipada Murmu, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
52 Ashim Soren, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
53 Budhu Hansda, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-08-09
54 Ramkrishna Duley, Sarenga, Bankura, 15-08-09
55 Mangal Soren, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 29-08-09
56 Laxmikanta Kumar, Sindurpur, Purulia, 29-08-09
57 Bharat Hembram, Balarampur, Purulia, 30-08-09
58 Sukhdeo Mahato, Bhramarmara, Midnapur (W), 31-08-09
59 Debi Prasad Hansda, Balarampur, Purulia, 31-08-09
60 Apu Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
61 Rajib Singh, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
62 Satish Singh Sardar, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
63 Sasanka Sekhar Roy, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 06-09-09
64 Shyam Chalak, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 07-09-09
65 Ramdas Murmu, Sarenga, Bankura, 08-09-09
66 Baneswar Murmu, Sarenga, Bankura, 08-09-09
67 Krishna Kundu, Sarenga, Bankura, 10-09-09
68 Seikh Nazrul, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
69 Kartick Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
70 Sambhu Mahato, Lalgarh, Midnapur (W), 13-09-09
71 Ajoy Patra, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 16-09-09
72 Manik Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
73 Budheswar Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
74 Bagan Mandi, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 20-09-09
75 Nimai Bisui, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 24-09-09
76 Samir Singha Mahapatra, Medinipur (W), 24-09-09
77 Radhanath Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
78 Anadi Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
79 Bhakti Mahato, Shalboni, Medinipur (W), 30-09-09
80 Barun Pratihar, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 01-10-09
81 Amalendu Patra, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 02-10-09
82 Panchanan Tudu, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 02-10-09
83 Sasadhar Mahato, Lalgarh, Medinipur (W), 08-10-09
84 Kanai Murmu, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 13-10-09
85 Mantu Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 18-10-09
86 Ratan Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 18-10-09
87 Shital Hembram, Binpur, Midnapur (W), 19-10-09
88 Pratap Nayek, Binpur, W. Medinipur, 26-10-09
89 Tapan Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 29-10-09
90 Dilip Mahato, Belpahari, W Midnapur, 29-10-09
91 Madhab Mudi, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 31-10-09
92 Anil Mahato, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 01-11-09
93 Joyram Hansda, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
94 Manoranjan Mahali, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
95 Lakshmi Das, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 07-11-09
96 Naba Kumar Singh, Binpur, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
97 Naresh Thapa, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
98 Binod Tamang, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 08-11-09
99 Bhaktabahadur Limbu, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 8-11-09
100 Dhanbahadur Viswakarma, Jamboni, W. Midnapur, 8-11-09
101 Sashticharan Dutta, Belpahari, W. Midnapore, 15-11-2009
102 Ajit Mahato, Jhargram, W. Midnapore, 16-11-2009
103 Khudiram Mudi, W. Midnapore, 16-11-2009
104 Totan Das, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 18-11-2009
105 Samiran Das, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 18-11-2009
106 Jaganath Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 19-11-2009
107 Tapan Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 23-11-2009
108 Ashok Kotal, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 23-11-2009
109 Madan Ghosh, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 24-11-2009
110 Subimal Mali, Arsha, Purulia, 26-11-2009
111 Srikanta Banerjee, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
112 Alok Mondal, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
113 Karuna Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
114 Braja Bikash Mahato, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
115 Bomkesh Giri, Binpur, W. Midnapore, 27-11-2009
116 Dhanapati Murmu, Shalboni, W. Midnapore, 28-11-2009
117 Nimai Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-12-09
118 Koni Singh, Belpahari, W. Midnapur, 03-12-09
119 Ramchandra Laya, Arsha, Purulia, 04-12-09
120 Sanatan Pratihar, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 06-12-2009
121 Subol Mahato, Belpahari, West Midnapur, 08-12-2009
122 Asit Mondal, Bandowan, Purulia, 09-12-2009
123 Brahspati Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
124 Manik Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
125 Bijoy Mahato, Jhargram, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
126 Robi Mahato, Shalboni, West Midnapur, 09-12-2009
127 Panchanan Mahato, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 11-12-09
128 Kartik Tudu, Shalboni, W. Midnapur, 11-12-09
129 Dinabandhu Soren, Lalgarh, W. Midnapur, 12-12-09

More than 90% of the victims murdered by the Maoists in Junglemahal areas are indigenous people. They have been slaughtered by branding them as agents of police and on other pretexts. But the fact of the matter is that more than 90% of them are from the poor and weaker sections of the society such as grocers, daily wage earners, hawkers, teachers, students, artists, players, farmers and so on. They have fallen prey to the bullets of the butchers for their being the CPI (M) supporters only.

Now, the question arises, how many Maoists have been killed during this period in West Bengal. Only few. The number is undoubtedly nominal. It is, therefore, not the Left Front Government but the Maoists have unleashed a reign of terror on the people particularly tribals.

The society demands timely disposal of the dead body of even a creature. But the entire world witnessed with horror how the dead bodies of 4 poor tribal CPI (M) cadres butchered by Maoist-TMC-Congress-SUCI Alliance were kept in open for 5 days without disposal by the Maoist-TMC criminals at Lalgarh in West Bengal. Their relatives were neither allowed to come near nor touch the bodies. The Maoists and TMC workers danced and sang around the bodies in the same manner as is practiced by cannibals. Their brutality and inhumanity surpassed all limits of human tolerance and society.

Thousands of CPI (M) cadres and their families have been evicted from their ancestral homes. TMC-Maoist-Congress goons, rapists and murderers have torched their houses. They have been rendered jobless in these hard days of existence. The families of the murdered persons and others have been thrown into the streets for starvation.

The Maoists and the pseudo intellectuals talk much against Congress Party which is running government at the centre and the state sponsored terror. But all of them had actually worked actively to ensure the victory of 26 candidates belonging to the rainbow alliance of TMC-Congress-SUCI in West Bengal in the last parliamentary elections. The UPA Government at the centre survives on their support. If candidates of the Left Front had won the elections, they would not have certainly supported the Congress Party to form the government. On the other hand, they would have raised their voice vehemently against the pro-imperialist polices of the government as done in the past. Moreover, the strength of the UPA Government in the parliament would have been reduced drastically. As a result, the UPA Government could not have been successful in taking boldly and easily anti-people policies as they do now.

The Maoists and the pseudo intellectuals have thus strengthened the Congress Party and the UPA Government by way of weakening the mainstream Leftists in the country. They still do so. But they speak to the contrary shamelessly. Instead of Congress and its allies, they have targeted the mainstream Leftists as their main enemies.

In fact, the Maoists and the ‘pseudo’ intellectuals have been dancing to the tunes of the finance capital, big business houses and imperialists to weaken the Leftist movement in the country to serve the vested interests for political and monetary gains. In order to conceal their game plan they take the pretexts of indigenous people, welfare and such other words.

If they are really interested in the welfare of the indigenous people, why don’t they withdraw their support to the Congress Government? Moreover, they would have appealed to the Maoists to desist from murdering innocent indigenous people on different ploys.

The real face and mask of the Maoists and the ‘pseudo’ intellectuals and their hypocrisy stand exposed before the nation and the whole world. Their only target is the CPI (M) but not imperialism, finance capital, big business house or Congress led government at the centre.

In conclusion, it can be said that the one and the only one aim of these diehard anti-Communists and anti-Leftists is to instal a Fascist minded most reactionary person as the Chief Minister of West Bengal by destabilizing the Left Front Government. It would not be out of place to mention that the countries in Eastern Europe and Latin America have already witnessed such exercises.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
Gouranga Chatterjee