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India Maoists: Break the Chains of West Bengal’s Ruling Party

Posted by n3wday on July 20, 2009

CPI_Maoist_India_PLGA_soldiers_marchingThis article was published on the Times of India. Thanks to Ka Frank for pointing this out.

Our aim is to break CPM shackles: Maoist leader

18 Jun 2009, 0307 hrs IST, Sukumar Mahato, TNN

He is leading the Lalgarh offensive in West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Around 24 years old, he is a veteran in Maoist ranks, serving as zonal committee secretary of Communist Party of India (Maoist) for West Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia districts. Sukumar Mahato speaks to firebrand Maoist Bikash about his party’s plans:

What are your immediate plans?

Our aim is to break the shackles that the ruling CPM has put on the people of this area. For nearly two decades, the people have not reaped the so-called benefits of parliamentary democracy. Gradually, everything began to be controlled by CPM. Its leaders even had a say in marriages and other social and personal matters.

There are many leaders against whom FIRs are pending. The police have taken no action against them. We will punish them. Those who have spent money or used political connections to avoid justice will be tried by people’s courts. Read the rest of this entry »

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