The four Left parties, the CPI(M), CPI, AIFB and RSP, organised a state-level anti-communalism convention in Ranchi on October 1. The Jharkhand Vikas Morcha also participated.
Inaugurating the convention, Central Committee member Mohd.Salim said that the 'raga' of 'NaMo,NaMo' on one side and the praising Rahul Gandhi as the ideal leader of the country on the other are both being sponsored by the corporate houses. He said that there is need to be wary of these dark forces and fight them unitedly. People do not want to fight against each other, but the exploiting classes create communal tensions in order to serve their own interests, he observed.
The resolution placed in the Convention by CPI State Secretary Bhuvaneshwra Prasad Mehta underlined the fact that the current communal incidents were not spontaneous, but were being created by the communal forces as part of a planned conspiracy in view of the Lok Sabha elections of 2014. The resolution was supported by CPI(M) State Secretary G.K.Bakshi, Secretariat member Prakash Viplav, Khagendra Thakur of CPI, State Secretary of FB Janardan Pandey, State Secretary of RSP Radhakant Jha, Marxist Co-ordination Committee member Mithilesh Singh and General Secretary of Jharkhand Vikas Morcha Gautam Sagar Rana.
The Convention appealed to all the peace-loving, secular citizens of the state to unite against these communal forces and fight them ideologically and politically.
The Convention demanded that the state government should be extremely cautious on the issue of communalism and make adequate arrangements for the safety of the ordinary public, especially in the festival season.