A delegation comprising of Smt. Brinda Karat, member, Polit Bureau of Communist Party of India (Marxist), Dharamraj Mahapatra (Acting Secretary, Chattisgarh state committee of CPI(M), Bal Singh, (State secretary, Adivasi Ekta Mahasabha) Najeeb Qureshi and Vasudev Das visited Chhattisgarh from January 20-22 to meet the victims and affected people of the recent violence against Christian community.
The defeat of the BJP in the elections to the state assemblies of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, is a clear indication of the people’s discontent and anger at the policies followed by the Modi government and the BJP state governments that have imposed unbearable burdens on the people. These results have shattered the myth of the BJP’s electoral invincibility.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the BJP state government of Chattisgarh for registering a false case of murder against noted intellectuals and activists
Certain reports have appeared in a section of the media stating that the professors from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and the Delhi University who visited Bastar, Chattisgarh are being harassed with copies of the false complaints registered against them being sent to the concerned universities.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI (M) expresses its grave concern and anguish over the growing signs of hatred and use of violence unilaterally to intimidate individuals, groups, identities who hold views contrary to those of the perpetrators.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chattisgarh which has resulted in the killing of eleven paramilitary jawans, four policemen and a civilian.
This brazen ambush in a region which has seen repeated Maoist attacks highlights the inadequacies of the security strategy meant to deal with the Maoist violence.
The defeat is more resounding as the Congress could not dislodge the BJP from the governments in Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh where the latter has been in power for ten years. The misrule and corruption of the BJP governments in these two states did not lead the people to opt for the Congress
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the barbaric attack by the Maoists on a convoy carrying Congress leaders participating in the ‘parivartan yatra’ of the party in Bastar district of Chattisgarh. The attack has led to the death of 18 people including senior Congress leaders like the state Congress President and injuries to several others. This is the latest and most shocking example of the politics of violence and terror practiced by the Maoists against all their political opponents.
The truth must be established about the Centre and State Government’s claims of an encounter between armed Maoists and its forces. The terrible plight of villagers, mainly tribals, caught in the violence between the Maoists on the one hand and the State forces on the other has led to a wide questioning of the methods used by the forces in the name of fighting Maoists which ends up targeting the most exploited sections of our society.