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West Bengal, India: Maoists making gains, building hospitals

Posted by redpines on September 12, 2011

It seems that the CPI(Maoist) is strengthening its influence in West Bengal, and even the reactionary media is taking note.

The following report from The Hindustan Times gives the Maoists begrudging praise for their  work in the area —  for their health centers and infrastructure projects.

It should be noted that such initiatives are not a “change of face” for the Maoists, but consistent with their long-term strategy.

Thanks to Sidhartha S. for suggesting this piece. 

The invisible Maoist hand back in Bengal

by Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

September 10, 2011–From symbolising terror and subjugation, Maoists are now aiming for a change of perception. Or so it seems, at least in their strongholds in Jangalmahal area of Bengal.

In Maoist-dominated areas of West Midnapore, at about 130-150 km from Kolkata, which Hindustan Times visited recently, rebels have not only recovered lost ground, but are also running health centres and schools, building embankments and, repairing roads and ponds.

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