Saturday, April 07, 2007

Nandigram and Brinda Karat

This is my reaction to the false propaganda being resorted to by the CPI(M) and especially Ms Brinda Karat in

I take your comments as coming from an indoctrinated apparatchik, who is in a pesudo-left party, not to do any good to the citizens of India, but to grab some personal benefits, initially to be in the limelight, and now to occupy a position of eminence, by shedding crocodile tears for the poor and appearing to be fighting for their cause.

The sights of the likes of you, your husband Prakash Karat, Sitaram Yechuri, Md Selim, oozes falsehood; smart, cunning people that have taken on the role of champions of the cause of the poor and downtrodden just to occupy positions of eminence. None of you have done any real grassroots work. All of you are smart university outputs who have seized the CPI(M) as a vehicle for your personal ambitions. At least Mr. Buddhadeb Bhattacharya is sincere and genuine. Mr. Nirupom Sen does not pretend to be serving the cause of the poor and is very open about the fact that to him, as for all of you in the CPI(M), the party comes first, before the nation, before the people, before the poor, before everything but yourselves.

When you people cry about the fact that some 20-30 families of the CPI(M) have been successfully expelled from the village of Nandigram and that not all the kings men that are at your beck and call can put humpty dumpty back again, you do not seem to see that you are reaping what you have sown, at Keshpur, at Chhoto Angaria, and each and every village and at each street corner of each and every suburban town for 30 years. See what is happening at Jadavpur University.

You cannot tolerate the existence of opposition that does not have a party affiliation, myself included and must necessarily see them as Maoists/Naxals, just as in the late sixties and early seventies you saw the black hand of American imperialism in everything.

At least then the people in CPI(M) had a sincerity of purpose and believed in what they were doing. Today, truth and the right thing have no value whatsoever. The only thing that matters is political expediency.

Now let me tell you some truths that will shake you if you have any humanity left. The CPI(M) has been using the State machinery, the police, the people manning the elections, the government machinery, to serve to perpetuate its power for 30 years. At Nandigram it has come out in the open. You have used the police, which has been given to the State to govern, to KILL the opposition. That is a crime against democracy. And it has been exposed vividly by the media and has gained global attention. Logically, if the same thing were done to you when you were in the opposition, what would you do ?

You would demand that the Government be dismissed and the President's Rule imposed. For if the relevant article for imposition of Presidents rule cannot be applied in this instance I cannot see any situation where it should be used.

Also, a party that uses the Police force to establish its presence and eliminate the opposition should be banned from contesting elections for the next ten years. I have written to the President in these lines for all it is worth. I know Madam Gandhi is dependent on your support to sustain the strangle hold of power her lineage has to have over the Indian democracy. So it will come to nothing. But then we have faith in the nations credo, which I doubt you spare any thought to, "Satyameva Jayate'.

The truth will win, one day. And then you will all again rue your historic blunders.

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