Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Left will continue in its path of struggle: Buddhadeb Bhattacharya

The TMC has won in this Panchayat Election using utmost unscrupulous means of violence and terror but the Left Front has not been washed away, CPI(M) Politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharya commented while addressing a gathering on 5th August on the occasion of the 125th birthday of Muzaffar Ahmad. He said  that we are not floating in an empty space neither have we been blown away. People’s support is with us. With this only we shall continue in our path of struggle.

To commemorate the contribution of Comrade Muzaffar Ahmad, a pioneer in the Communist movement of India, this meeting was organized centrally in Mahajati Sadan.  In this meeting Buddhadeb Bhattacharya as president of Muzaffar Ahmed Memorial award committee also handed over the award for the year 2013 to Educationist Arun Choudhury for his book on ‘Adibasi jiban O sangram’ and Professor Shaktipada Pal for his book on ‘Muzaffar Ahmed and the Indian Communist movement’. Previously, Comrade Samar Mukherjee was the President of this Committee who died on 18th of July, 2013.

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya addressing the meeting said that right from the crisis in the farming sector to the suicides of the farmers, employment to the jobless or the issue of returning money to those who have become penniless in the chit fund scam, and against atrocities on women along with other demands the Left Front shall continue with its movement. In the Panchayat election no solution could be achieved on these political problems. So our work has not finished. We shall be in the field of struggle with all these demands.

He challenged the acceptance of the ruling party in winning over the Panchayat Election with the help of their Government. He said it all started with the fight between the State Government with the Election Commission. The highest court by giving its ruling proved that the election commission was right and not the State Government. Still in the whole election process the State Government did not co-operate with the election commission. The commission was left helpless. As a result the opposition had to suffer. Continuously attacks were organized against us. Such election was held in which 6250 people won without contest. Such ‘heroes’ they are!

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya said in all the district such threatening attacks has been carried out which never happened in the past. On the day of the election in many places election was completed in the early hours of the morning. In many districts people could not cast their votes. He asked what happened in Burdwan and Hoogly in the name of election? This is not the end. On the day of counting results were altered. The TMC has won through sheer terror. Otherwise they would not have been to get this result. They have got this huge win through arson and violence.

Bhattacharya also asked whether there has been any outcome to the kamudini case? He said nothing has come out whereas the Government is accusing the peoples whole hearted movement there as a conspiracy. In Katwa the culprits tried to molest the chastity of two teenage sisters inside their room and when their brother resisted they murdered him. He said everyday in the newspapers there is no end to sad news. The teenage girls are now not safe inside their houses. There too they are being attacked. Before the Government used to take steps if such things happened. Now the culprits are getting enthused excited with the Government’s inaction. They know who ever will criticize the Government, the Government will sue him.

In this state the rule of law is not prevalent. It is the rule of the TMC which is prevailing. Commenting on this Buddhadeb Bhattacharya said one TMC leader openly said to throw bombs on the police, to burn the houses. The election commission and judiciary all said to take action against this but in this State it is not the rule of law but the rule of TMC is prevailing, so even after such instances no one could touch that gentleman. Though what sort of gentleman he is, is another question.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharya accused that the TMC was creating danger in the hills on the north of the State. He said when signing the treaty with Subash Ghising he was forced to surrender the demand for a separate State but when the TMC Government signed the treaty with Gorkha Janamukti Morcha, they did so keeping the demand for Gorkhaland alive. The danger had ushered. In the Bidhan Sabha Election all the decisive forces were with the TMC. Now they are demanding their pound of flesh.

Besides Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, CPI(M) State Secretary Biman Basu, Politbureau member Nirupam Sen and other leaders were present. Speaking on this occasion Biman Basu said every effort has to be made to stop the curbing of democracy. He said by spear heading the demands of the common people can the efforts of the ruling class to suppress mass struggle be confronted. At any cost the attack on democracy and democratic rights has to be countered.

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