Left Front will survive conspiracy in Bengal: Karat

Friday, January 21, 2011

AGARTALA - Attacks on Communist parties and conspiracy against the Left Front and its government in West Bengal would be foiled by the people like in the 1970s, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat said here Friday.

“Left Front in the Communist stronghold Bengal would certainly succeed against the ongoing attacks and conspiracy,” Karat said while addressing the birth centenary celebration of legendary communist leader Nripen Chakraborty.

Explaining the “open allianc”e between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the banned Communist Party of India- Maoist,” the Left leader said that recently two TMC leaders were arrested by the Orissa police when they brought two injured Maoist cadres at the Cuttock Medical College for treatment.

“A central minister directly involved in the alliance with rightwing extremist forces and Maoists,” Karat added, in an indirect reference to Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.

“To decimate the Communist-led popular movements in Bengal, over 365 comrades were martyred since the 2009 Lok Sabha election and 249 Left activists killed alone in Maoist-dominated Jangal Mahal comprising three districts.”

Coming down heavily on the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government, Karat said: “While the government has sunk in the sea of corruptions, it has decided to allow US investment and participations in banking, insurance, higher education, and agricultural sectors.”

“The 2G spectrum scam’s losses of Rs.176 lakh crore to the government exchequer are equivalent to eight times of India’s annual health budget and three times of education budget,” Karat said adding that the Congress’ “misrule is poluting the democracy in India”.

Terming Chakraborty, a former Tripura chief minister, as a true Communist leader, Karat said: “Chakraborty has all Communist qualities and fought heroically for the people during his 60-years of political life.”

“Chinese Communist leaders evaluated Comrade Mao Tse-tung (Mao Zedong) with 70 percent correct steps and 30 percent incorrect actions, but Nripen Chakraborty’s life and struggle was most valuable. He was an outstanding Communist leader in India.”

“Nripen Chakraborty whole heartedly felt that as Marxism has a scientific basis, it would definitely change the society into a classless civilisation,” he added.

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