COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA (MARXIST-LENINIST)
PROVISIONAL CENTRAL COMMITTEE
L-3 LIG HOUSING ESTATE, 49 N.N.ROAD, KOLKATA-700011
Sri K.L.Tamta,the IG (Police) North Bengal has issued a statement to the media alleging Comrade Vaskar Nandy, a member of Polit Bureau of our party and the mass-organisations led by him as “Maoist” and has threatened to take actions against them.
Com Vaskar Nandy is a senior member of our party and he has been organizing the workers in the tea-gardens and the peasants in the area over the last forty years. The tea-garden labourers are mostly Adivasis and Gorkhas and are among the most exploited in the country. The wage they get is much less than even the minimum wage for agricultural labourers and hunger-death is very common among them. Very often the PF is not deposited. The tea-garden owners and the corrupt officials do not like our activity in the area like organizing the people for NREGA, BPL cards to all poors, ICDS and food-security.
The IG of North Bengal is acting in collusion with the tea-owners and wants to curb our activities. We are apprehending a large scale attack on all democratic movements in the country . This resembles a situation like the Emergency in 1975 and all democratic forces should come forward to resist it.
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