On T.P. Chandrasekharan Murder
and the Campaign Against the CPI(M)
(Excerpts from Speech by Prakash Karat, General Secretary, CPI(M) on E.K. Nayanar Day on May 19, 2012 at Kalliasseri in Kannur District)
The Communist movement in Kannur and in Kerala grew by fighting imperialism and feudal landlordism. By consistently championing the people’s interests. It grew by building the working class and peasant movements.
All this was possible due to the superior ideology and correct politics of the Communist Party. We have seen how our movement was subject to physical attacks and violence by the reactionary forces. Here in Kannur district in the 1970s employers and capitalists imported goondas belonging to the RSS to attack beedi workers and their unions. This was the origin of the RSS violence against the communists.