C O M M U N I S T P A R T Y OF I N D I A [M A R X I S T-L E N I N I S T]
C E N T R A L C O M M I T T E E
Com. Tapan Banerjee, a senior Comrade and a Secretariat Member of West Bengal State Committee, CPI (ML) has departed on May 24th, 2020. Incidentally, it was historic Naxalbari Day. Comrade was in an advanced age (80), indisposed for some time and succumbed to failing health.
Com. Tapan Banerjee joined politics in 1965. For a brief period, he worked as a school teacher. Inspired by the great Naxalbari Peasant Uprising, he joined the revolutionary politics and decided to dedicate his life to revolution. The police arrested him in Maheshtala area – his area of work – and brutally tortured him. He was lodged in Dum Dum Central Jail. Again, the police arrested him in May 1971 in a jail escape attempt case and brutally tortured him. As a consequence, his body was crippled for the life. But the comrade has defied it and continued in revolutionary politics with the same zeal.
After the release from jail, he joined the UC, CPI (ML) and later PCC, CPI (ML) and CPI (ML) Janasakti. Finally, he joined our Organization CPI (ML) in West Bengal and continued in it till the last moment of his life.
The CC, CPI (ML) pays Red Salute to the departed Comrade.
Let his life as a Communist Revolutionary and his revolutionary zeal continue to inspire the comrades to hold high the Red Flag to the end.
May 25th, 2020 VISWAM