Volume 6, No. 3, March 2005



Widespread Enthusiasm for the new Party; Deep Fear in the Hearts of the Reactionaries & Revisionists


The oppressed masses from all over the country and the progressive groups and individuals, have enthusiastically hailed the formation of the new party — the Communist Party of India (Maoist). Particularly in those areas of revolutionary influence the Party formation through the merger of the erstwhile MCCI and PW has been widely hailed as can be seen in the report in this issue from Dandakaranaya.

The revolutionary ranks have particularly been inspired by this historic step on the soil of the great Indian people. The peasants, workers, tribals, students, women, dalits etc have finally seen the fulfillment of the long-cherished dreams of the fallen martyrs and leaders of the Indian revolution. Many of the other sincere revolutionary groups in India have also hailed this merger and have expressed their desire to unite with the main revolutionary trend in the country on the basis of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and a revolutionary strategy and tactics. All longed for this day to put an end to the years of strife and divisions amongst the genuine Maoist revolutionaries of the country. All desired from the bottom of their heart a real proletarian party to lead the country to genuine freedom and for the liberation of the entire oppressed masses. The unification of the major two revolutionary streams in the country have rekindled a great hope in the minds of the masses and progressive forces, many of whom were disillusioned by the temporary set-backs to communism, with the reversals in the Soviet Union and China. All are confident that the new proletarian Party will learn from both the positive and the negative experiences of the past revolutions and will not repeat those errors that led to revisionist degeneration and capitalist restoration. All hope for another great beginning along the already blood splattered path of the Indian revolution. The seeds laid by the erstwhile PW and MCCI will no doubt take fruit in this long march towards freedom and liberation.

But, not only has the unity been welcomed by the people of the country, but also by those abroad, particularly the anti-imperialist and revolutionary forces of the world, as also the vast expatriate working-class Indians based abroad. The Maoist parties of Nepal and Bangla Desh have warmly hailed this historic unification. So have numerous communist parties from around the world. Prominent amongst those who have hailed the unity are the Communist Party of the Philippines, Communist Party of Turkey/Marxist-Leninist, The Worker’s Party of Norway (AKP), the Worker’s Party of Belgium, The World to Win News Service, and The Anti-Capitalist Alliance of New Zealand. Indian workers’ organisations from the USA, Canada and the United Kingdom have also sent their revolutionary greetings for this merger. Revolution in India, with its vast populace of over one billion, is a hope not only for the peoples of India and South Asia but the entire world people — for, all realize that a vast country, the size of India, if freed from the chains of imperialism could have serious implications on the international alignment of people’s forces, tilting the balance against the imperialists worldwide.

On the other hand the reactionaries are panic stricken. Ever since the merger was announced the major pillars of the Indian establishment have been going on a tirade against so-called left extremism. They have been saying day-in-and-day-out that it is now the biggest danger to the Indian state. The first to begin the tirade was the ex- home minister and the megalomaniacal fascist, Advani. The theme was soon picked up by all. The Defence Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, has been repeating that left-wing extremism is as big a danger to internal security as sectarian and communal violence. The National Security Adviser, M.K. Narayanan, has been shouting like a mad-man about the dangers of left-wing extremism, saying several times that "left-wing extremism is the biggest threat confronting the Indian State". He even went so far as to say that they have ISI links — something no one believes and not even said by the rabid RSS fascists. This man was also the special security advisor to the Prime Minister and has been an expert in the suppression of communists since the early 1970s. Since the early days he is said to have studied both the Soviet Union and China thoroughly and also recent developments in the communist movement. The new CRPF chief said that naxalism had to be eradicated as they have links with the mafia. The hysteria continues apace. Even the US gangsters warned "unless steps are taken against left-wing extremism, US investments to India could be affected".

Finally, on Feb.5th the Home Minister has said that they have proposed the setting up of a Unified Command in "naxalite-affected States on the lines of J & K and Assam headed by the Chief Minister of the State and having senior officials of the CRPF and the State police in it". This de facto means suspension of civilian rule and turning these states over to the para-military. The states earmarked for such bitter medicine are: UP, Bihar, MP, Chattisgarh, Orissa, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, AP and West Bengal. This is over and above the special task force mooted for all states and the Indian Reserve Battallian being raised specifically for this purpose. Already the STF has tasted blood by murdering a top leader of the CPI(Maoist) in Karnataka — the State Committee Secretary of the CPI(Maoist), Comrade Saketh Rajan. All these fascist steps are being taken with the direct backing of the revisionist CPI/CPM that is propping up the present UPA government.

But not only these open reactionaries, the hidden ones — the revisionists — have become panic stricken with this unity. Most, particularly the CPI(ML)Liberation, has been hysterical against this unity, throwing all kinds of accusations at the new Party. Quite naturally, as they fear they will lose their very relevance. The formation of this party to lead the armed struggle for the freedom of our motherland will help draw clear lines of demarcation between revolution and revisionism. Those sitting on the fence will be forced to take a stand — they must either welcome this new party, even if they are not able to join it due to their limitations, or else they will oppose it (or remain silent) and slowly drift into the revisionist quagmire.

But, history has shown that no movement can be suppressed, no matter what the level of the repression, as long as there is a genuine proletarian party in the country armed with a revolutionary political line, organised deep within the masses, and built in a revolutionary style, which keeps armed struggle as the central point on its agenda. No doubt the formation of the CPI(Maoist) in the country will help fulfill this role. It is with this expectation that the oppressed masses of the country are looking at this new formation. There is a renewed hope that it will fulfill the aspirations, so often betrayed by many a traitor to the cause of revolution.




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