Thursday, September 24, 2020

LET US WIPE OUT THE TEARS AND CARRY FORWARD THE POLITICAL WEALTH CREATED AND VALUES REPRESENTED BY COM. JASWANTH

 The philosophical, political and organizational orientation of Comrade Jaswantha Rao is unparalleled. Comrade Jaswanth’s unshakable convictions helped him to carry on an organized work in the revolutionary movement. He penned some writings under the pen name Prashant. They were full of anger and hatred towards the exploiting system which were boiling in his mind. Jaswanth looked cool and calm. But he was not so calm when it came to politics. His pen was giving a shape of word to what was brewing in the cauldron of his heart.

As a rationalist right from the days of high school and college education he was impressing upon the members of his family to shed the superstitious ideas and practices. In line with the complaint of Students’ Union he revolted against the principal for encouraging caste chauvinism in the Medical College. For this, he was suspended from the college. But it did not deter him. These qualities naturally had moved Comrade Jaswanth towards the Communist philosophy. He molded his life accordingly. Getting emotional is a trait of Comrade Jaswanth. But he did not become a Communist Revolutionary because of these emotions. It was the depth, weight and expanse of his philosophical, ideological and political orientation that molded him into a Communist Revolutionary. He could endure the pain and agony at the last moment of his life in hospital with immense hope towards life and revolution. On August 25th, he assured Comrade Seshamma raising his tone and from behind the mask that “I will come back.” The tone was weak, but roar of his heart was strong.

Comrade Jaswanth analyzed the Covid-19 from the political and economic angle as well as from the people’s point of view and has overcome Corona. But his lungs were in a damaged state since the last two years and they could not recover. He was working breathing only with a 40 per cent of lung power as 60 per cent of lungs were in a state of damage.

I feel. Any one may feel so. What can we say if a Comrade of his level of commitment and capabilities could not win over the ghost of cigarette smoke? Can we call him a slave of Cigarette smoke? Must we appreciate his behavior of caring nothing even when the bells of serious danger were ringing wild? We are the colleagues who kept mum and could do nothing. What is the use of weeping now? Com. Jaswanth was weak in this respect. Yet, he fought valiantly against the exploiting system.

Comrade Jaswanth declared himself as a whole time Cadre in 1976. Since then, he shouldered heavy responsibilities. In the course of various developments in the revolutionary movement, he was fully busy in the work of exposing the imperialist, feudal and comprador bourgeoisie politics. He was fully immerced in this without getting affected by the disunities or divisions in the party. He focused all his concentration on the work needed and directed by the party. He played the role of a teacher in the political classes organized by the party in various areas since 1978. Comrade Jaswanth and AVR held the classes for the members of Girijan Sangham on Marxism Leninism Mao’s Thought. He took several classes on our World Outlook, Marxism Leninism Mao’s Thought.

He translated several articles. He acted as a translator in all meetings to Comrade Viswam from telugu to English. The Foreword written by Comrade Jaswanth to the second print of Comrade Tarimela Nagi Reddy’s book INDIA MARTGAGED points out his analytic power. While printing the Tamil version of INDIA MORTGAGED, a talk came that publishing Comrade D.V.’s FOREWORD may be enough. But the Tamil translator Com. Kovai Eswaran insisted that the Foreword written by Com. Jaswanth also must be published in Tamil.

Since 1981, the Janasakti (telugu) magazine had reached a level under Comrade Jaswanth, Madhu and Ranganath. Some Comrades were shifted to Vijayawada from Kakinada for the purpose of Janasakti. Since then, Com. Jaswanth had taken the responsibility of Party’s English magazines too. With the unity of seven CR Organizations, Janasakti became the Central English Organ of the party. As decided by the Central Committee Comrade Jaswanth had taken the responsibility as its editor and brought it out from Bombay as its centre. Since the unity with Com. Kanu Sanyal, The Class Struggle became the Central Organ of our party. Since then, Com. Jaswanth edited it till the last moment of his life.

        Comrade Jaswanth played a role in all unity talks with the fraternal CR Organizations. The initiative shown by Comrades Jaswanth and Sadhan Sarkar in 1990’ in the context of the drafting of Joint Note of three revolutionary groups on Unity in concluding the discussions on the question, ‘whether the formation of CPI (ML) was positive? Or negative?’ which was blocking the unity can never be forgotten. Com. Jaswanth was looking as though he was not concerned about anything. But, in reality, he was concerned about everything. He made it as a habit of normal life since his student days.

Even in a difficult time, he never allowed a feeling of losing some thing to manifest. He lived a life of proletarian revolutionary cadre truly dedicated and committed to the cause. He was most affectionately taking care of the cadre, together with the ordinary cadre of the Kondamodalu movement. They too were having intimate relations with Com. Jaswanth. In November 1982, I observed how he immediately prepared a course of movement basing on a 15 minute talk we both had on the repression against the Kondamodalu girijan movement and the incident where two of our Comrades lost their lives in police firing. One can understand how politically and mentally he was attached with that movement. The booklet we brought out which explained that all our people and all classes of people are now living under the shadow of fascist crest and proposed, therefore, we must works linking it in the movement against repression and State’s policy of eliminating the revolutionaries stands out as an approach even today for the movement against repression. It enables to rally all classes, sections, all revolutionary, left and progressive forces into this movement against repression. He prepared this booklet immediately after a discussion on the issue. Here I mentioned only two instances where Com. Jaswanth responded with remarkable fastness.

Com. Jaswanth was one invisible intimate Comrade to all, more particularly to the cadre of the movement. In 2013, he proposed the holding of 50th Anniversary of Janasakti and the publication of a special issue with an analysis of the role of Janasakti in 50years. We deferred this proposal. We thought that our analyses may cause some difficulty for the unification of revolutionaries. So we thought of bringing it later. We could not take up this task only with a view that there was need to observe patience, restraint and balance in the interests of unity of revolutionaries and united action with the progressive forces. When I said to Com. Jaswanth, ‘Comrade, it is not a small job to analyze the role of Janasakti since 1963’, Jaswanth’s reply was: ‘ok, let us do it; let us bring it out!’ Comrade became a Martyr without carrying out this stupendous task. Comrade Jaswanth was so strong that he never hesitated to take any amount of toil and strain upon himself. Let us take up the task left to us by Com. Nagi Reddy with his Martyrdom. 42 years back, in 1978, Com.Jaswanth firmly declared: ‘Let us study him; research, learn and apply and find a way.’ He remained unwavering and unbending in his firm resolve till he breathed his last. Comrade Jaswanth is an ideal for us. There are Comrades to overcome the gap created by Com. Jaswanth’s loss, pick up and carry forward the heritage of political wealth developed by Com. Jaswanth and the values he represented. Let us wipe out our tears and march ahead to realize our aims.

Viswam

General Secretary, CPI(ML)

6-9-2020


RED SALUTE TO OUR BELOVED COMRADE P. JASWANTHA RAO

    Our all hopes, wishes and efforts to save our beloved Comrade Jaswantha Rao could not succeed. He breathed his last at 8.0 PM on August 27, 2020 while fighting for two weeks against Corona and serious lung ailment. Com.Jaswanth was the Central Executive Committee Member of the CPI(ML) rebuilt with Com.Kanu Sanyal, the leader of Naxalbari Peasant Revolutionary Movement as its General Secretary; He was the Editor of THE CLASS STRUGGLE, the Central English Organ of CPI(ML) and the Editor of APSC Telugu Organ, JANASHAKTI. He was the secretary of TARIMELA NAGI REDDY MEMORIAL TRUST.

   Com. Jaswanth had adopted Marxism and Communist politics right in his student’s life. He stood in the fore front firmly and with total conviction in all difficulties, twists and turns, setbacks and advances that the Communist Revolutionary Movement in AP and India had experienced in more than five decades of time. He performed various responsibilities as a Communist revolutionary cadre, professional revolutionary, leader, editor of Party Organs and the Secretary of TN Memorial Trust. As part of work in rural areas, he went to the rural poor and adivasis. He worked among them and integrated with them. Heclosely studied the rural economy, exploitation andoppression. It greatly helped Com. Jaswanth to moreeffectively explain the significance and of the abolition of feudal system and agrarian revolution. He held high Marxism Leninism Mao Tse-Tung Thought, the revolutionary politics and the revolutionary mass line to the end.

   Com. Jaswanth was a veracious reader. Taking Com. T.N’s ideas, life and work as an ideal and under com.T.N’s leadership, Com. Jaswanth made an extensive and in depth study of Marxism and Marxist economy. Especially, after the departure of Com. T.N he took it as an important responsibility and political task to apply the fundamental formulations, analyses and conclusions made by Com. T.N in the INDIA MORTGAGED regarding the Programme of CRs to the concrete Indian conditions in the light of Marxism and explain them. He made a special effort for this. He made special efforts to counter the attacks that are being intensified against Marxism and revolutionary politics in the wake of setbacks suffered by the Communist and revolutionary movements in India and the world and also to explain the revolutionary politics on the basis of study and practice. Com.Jaswanth made countless writings. He made powerful speeches in countless small and big meetings and public gathering. He had a very powerful voice. He participated in several meetings of workers and studied their conditions as well as the state of working class movement. He explained in their meetings and gatherings the nature of present social system, exposed how the policies of present ruling classes are destroying the rights and lives of the working class and explained the role of working class and the significance of worker-peasant alliance in NDR. He spoke excellently in the meetings organized by the party or joint fora in various states explaining the policies of Indian ruling classes, analyzing the nature, causes and consequences of economic crisis and explaining the revolutionary politics. These speeches were very inspiring, educative and raising the confidence of comrades and people.

  Com.Jaswanth is a Marxist intellectual. He was a leader who dedicated his entire life for communist revolutionary politics. He was friendly in nature. Being sharp in ideas, expressing views with total clarity and command was Com.Jaswanth’s special quality.

   Com.Jaswanth had utilized his close association and discussions with our leader Com. Kanu Sanyal to study the course of development of Naxalbari Peasant Revolutionary movement and more powerfully pronounce the correctness of revolutionary mass line.

    Loss of Com.Jaswanth with whom we lived and worked together and most intimately in all circumstances in a long common political journey is painful. The untimely departure of Com.Jaswanth at a time when we are required to more firmly, powerfully and unitedly counter the growing attacks on Communist ideology, communist convictions and communist achievements and also at a time when we are required and we are making serious efforts to overcome the setbacks and disunities suffered by the communist revolutionary movement and revolutionary movements and build a united Party is a serious loss to the party and the Communist Revolutionary Movement in India.

    Let us pay our revolutionary homage to our beloved Comrade Jaswanth Rao.

  Let us make tireless efforts to overcome this great difficulty and grief in the spirit of Com.Jaswanth’s struggle and achieve a stable and powerful unity and united party of Communist Revolutionaries in India.

   Seshamma – life partner of Com. Jaswanth- is the third daughter of a renowned people’s writer and artist, Com.Sunkara Satya Narayana. She stood by Com.Jaswanth to the end in every manner. Let us convey our deep and heart-felt condolences to her and her children. Let us share their agony and sorrow.

On behalf of the

August 28, 2020

Central Executive Committee,

CPI(ML)

Madhu 

RED SALUTE TO COMRADE JASWANTHA RAO, Member of CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CPI(ML) Editor, THE CLASS STRUGGLE, Central Organ of CPI(ML) Secretary, TARIMELA NAGI REDDY MEMORIAL TRUST

The demise of Com. Polavarapu Jaswantha Rao astonished us. He was born to Mrs.Vimala and Mr. Jaganmohana Rao in Guntur on 29th May, 1947. His father retired as R.D.O. in Revenue Department. As a good natured officer he brought up his children in a disciplined manner. He could not digest his son joining Communist revolutionary politics. To that extent, Com. Jaswantha Rao stood firm under stress and defiant by his revolutionary politics. Mr.Jaganmohana Rao was a humanist and serviceoriented. After his retirement he worked on the problems of pensioners until his death.

As a student of Rangaraya Medical College in Kakinada, Com. Jaswantha Rao took revolutionary politics. While participating in several activities since 1970, studying and discussing in Marxist Study Forum he adopted Marxism Leninism and Mao-Tse Tung Thought as his philosophical outlook and dedicated his life to it. He started his activity through students, cultural and literary fronts. Standing in support and solidarity with the movements of rural poor and adivasis he imbibed the philosophy of proletariat. In this course, the emergency was declared in June, 1975. With this, he had to take up a more serious responsibility. In the process, he was arrested in 1976 and imprisoned in Rajahmundry Central jail for 18 months and his studies in MBBS were thus interrupted. He was released on bail from jail in 1978. According to the decision of the party, he completed his studies and House Surgeonship and got the MBBS certificate. But, instead of doing medical practice, he concentrated on the efforts to develop his understanding of economic Theories. He continued studies in Economic theories with a spirit and determination to fill up the gap of Com. Nagi Reddy. He wrote several articles right from Kakinada and contributed to Janasakthi, telugu organ of the Party.

Party had proposed to Com. Jaswanth Rao to marry Seshamma, third daughter of popular peoples’ artist, play- write Com. Sunkara Satyanarayana. Thus Com. Seshamma became the life partner of Com. Jaswantha Rao on 25th May 1978. Com. Sheshamma was an employee and took upon herself the whole responsibility of the family. The couple has two daughters and one son. Seshamma not only brought up her own children, but also the children of other comrades as her own. Many times their house was full of friends and party comrades. She took it as a responsibility and never felt it as an additional burden. It is a legacy of all her families from the days of National Movement to shoulder such responsibilities.

Since 1981, Com. Jaswantha Rao took the responsibility of the Party Organs, Janashakthi-Telugu, and English ‘Red Star’and ‘Muktigami’. Later, ie; since 1992, he took the responsibility of publishing English Janasakthi by staying in Mumbai. Later he took the responsibility of ‘Unity Initiative’- the English Organ. And after that, till now he continued as the Editor of ‘The Class Struggle’, the English Organ established by Com. Kanu Sanyal. He made tireless efforts till the first week of this August to bring it out by writing articles according to the perceptions of the Central Committee, CPI (ML). He represented the Party perspective clearly in his writings. He never deviated from the political and organizational perspective of the party. It was his greatness.

A good orator, intellectual and a Comrade known for simplicity Com. Jaswantha Rao’s demise is a great loss to the party and the revolutionary movement. Our Red Salute to Comrade Jaswantha Rao. We pay our deep condolences to Seshamma, his life partner, his children and all family members on behalf of the party.

S. Jhansi

27-08-2020

 Andhra Pradesh State Committee

CPI(ML)

 


Sunday, September 6, 2020

LET US WIPE OUT THE TEARS AND CARRY FORWARD THE POLITICAL WEALTH CREATED AND VALUES REPRESENTED BY COM. JASWANTH

    The philosophical, political and organizational orientation of Comrade Jaswantha Rao is unparalleled. Comrade Jaswanth’s unshakable convictions helped him to carry on an organized work in the revolutionary movement. He penned some writings under the pen name Prashant. They were full of anger and hatred towards the exploiting system which were boiling in his mind. Jaswanth looked cool and calm. But he was not so calm when it came to politics. His pen was giving a shape of word to what was brewing in the cauldron of his heart.

        As a rationalist right from the days of high school and college education he was impressing upon the members of his family to shed the superstitious ideas and practices. In line with the complaint of Students’ Union he revolted against the principal for encouraging caste chauvinism in the Medical College. For this, he was suspended from the college. But it did not deter him. These qualities naturally had moved Comrade Jaswanth towards the Communist philosophy. He molded his life accordingly. Getting emotional is a trait of Comrade Jaswanth. But he did not become a Communist Revolutionary because of these emotions. It was the depth, weight and expanse of his philosophical, ideological and political orientation that molded him into a Communist Revolutionary. He could endure the pain and agony at the last moment of his life in hospital with immense hope towards life and revolution. On August 25th, he assured Comrade Seshamma raising his tone and from behind the mask that “I will come back.” The tone was weak, but roar of his heart was strong.

        Comrade Jaswanth analyzed the Covid-19 from the political and economic angle as well as from the people’s point of view and has overcome Corona. But his lungs were in a damaged state since the last two years and they could not recover. He was working breathing only with a 40 per cent of lung power as 60 per cent of lungs were in a state of damage.

        I feel. Any one may feel so. What can we say if a Comrade of his level of commitment and capabilities could not win over the ghost of cigarette smoke? Can we call him a slave of Cigarette smoke? Must we appreciate his behavior of caring nothing even when the bells of serious danger were ringing wild? We are the colleagues who kept mum and could do nothing. What is the use of weeping now? Com. Jaswanth was weak in this respect. Yet, he fought valiantly against the exploiting system.

        Comrade Jaswanth declared himself as a whole time Cadre in 1976. Since then, he shouldered heavy responsibilities. In the course of various developments in the revolutionary movement, he was fully busy in the work of exposing the imperialist, feudal and comprador bourgeoisie politics. He was fully immerced in this without getting affected by the disunities or divisions in the party. He focused all his concentration on the work needed and directed by the party.

         He played the role of a teacher in the political classes organized by the party in various areas since 1978. Comrade Jaswanth and AVR held the classes for the members of Girijan Sangham on Marxism Leninism Mao’s Thought. He took several classes on our World Outlook, Marxism Leninism Mao’s Thought.

        He translated several articles. He acted as a translator in all meetings to Comrade Viswam from telugu to English. The Foreword written by Comrade Jaswanth to the second print of Comrade Tarimela Nagi Reddy’s book INDIA MARTGAGED points out his analytic power. While printing the Tamil version of INDIA MORTGAGED, a talk came that publishing Comrade D.V.’s FOREWORD may be enough. But the Tamil translator Com. Kovai Eswaran insisted that the Foreword written by Com. Jaswanth also must be published in Tamil.

        Since 1981, the Janasakti (telugu) magazine had reached a level under Comrade Jaswanth, Madhu and Ranganath. Some Comrades were shifted to Vijayawada from Kakinada for the purpose of Janasakti. Since then, Com. Jaswanth had taken the responsibility of Party’s English magazines too. With the unity of seven CR Organizations, Janasakti became the Central English Organ of the party. As decided by the Central Committee Comrade Jaswanth had taken the responsibility as its editor and brought it out from Bombay as its centre. Since the unity with Com. Kanu Sanyal, The Class Struggle became the Central Organ of our party. Since then, Com. Jaswanth edited it till the last moment of his life.

        Comrade Jaswanth played a role in all unity talks with the fraternal CR Organizations. The initiative shown by Comrades Jaswanth and Sadhan Sarkar in 1990’ in the context of the drafting of Joint Note of three revolutionary groups on Unity in concluding the discussions on the question, ‘whether the formation of CPI (ML) was positive? or negative?’ which was blocking the unity can never be forgotten. Com. Jaswanth was looking as though he was not concerned about anything. But, in reality, he was concerned about everything. He made it as a habit of normal life since his student days.

    Even in a difficult time, he never allowed a feeling of losing some thing to manifest. He lived a life of proletarian revolutionary cadre truly dedicated and committed to the cause. He was most affectionately taking care of the cadre, together with the ordinary cadre of the Kondamodalu movement. They too were having intimate relations with Com. Jaswanth. In November 1982, I observed how he immediately prepared a course of movement basing on a 15 minute talk we both had on the repression against the Kondamodalu girijan movement and the incident where two of our Comrades lost their lives in police firing. One can understand how politically and mentally he was attached with that movement. The booklet we brought out which explained that all our people and all classes of people are now living under the shadow of fascist crest and proposed, therefore, we must works linking it in the movement against repression and State’s policy of eliminating the revolutionaries stands out as an approach even today for the movement against repression. It enables to rally all classes, sections, all revolutionary, left and progressive forces into this movement against repression. He prepared this booklet immediately after a discussion on the issue. Here I mentioned only two instances where Com. Jaswanth responded with remarkable fastness.   

        Com. Jaswanth was one invisible intimate Comrade to all, more particularly to the cadre of the movement. In 2013, he proposed the holding of 50th Anniversary of Janasakti and the publication of a special issue with an analysis of the role of Janasakti in 50years. We deferred this proposal. We thought that our analyses may cause some difficulty for the unification of revolutionaries. So we thought of bringing it later. We could not take up this task only with a view that there was need to observe patience, restraint and balance in the interests of unity of revolutionaries and united action with the progressive forces. When I said to Com. Jaswanth, ‘Comrade, it is not a small job to analyze the role of Janasakti since 1963’, Jaswanth’s reply was: ‘ok, let us do it; let us bring it out!’  Comrade became a Martyr without carrying out this stupendous task. Comrade Jaswanth was so strong that he never hesitated to take any amount of toil and strain upon himself. Let us take up the task left to us by Com. Nagi Reddy with his Martyrdom. 42 years back, in 1978, Com.Jaswanth firmly declared: ‘Let us study him; research, learn and apply and find a way.’ He remained unwavering and unbending in his firm resolve till he breathed his last. Comrade Jaswanth is an ideal for us. There are Comrades to overcome the gap created by Com. Jaswanth’s loss, pick up and carry forward the heritage of political wealth developed by Com. Jaswanth and the values he represented. Let us wipe out our tears and march ahead to realize our aims.

 

 Viswam


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

RED SALUTE TO COMRADE P.JASWANTHA RAO

 


    Belying all our hopes, wishes and best of the efforts Comrade Jaswantha Rao, the Central Executive Committee Member, CPI (ML), the Editor of Central Organ THE CLASS STRUGGLE and the General Secretary of  “TARIMELA NAGI REDDY MEMORIAL TRUST” has breathed his last fighting against serious health ailment at 8.0PM on August 27, 2020. It is most painful that we could not save our beloved Comrade. Comrade Jaswantha Rao’s departure is most untimely and a serious loss to our Party and the Communist Revolutionary Movement in India.

                           RED SALUTE to our departed leader.                                                                                       

VISWAM

                                                                                                                             General Secretary

                                                                                                                                   CC, CPI (ML)

Fight for Secular and Democratic Values!

 Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist)

Central Committee

Statement:

Though the Constitution of India described India as a secular country, secularism in its real sense has never been allowed to percolate into Indian polity. It is being defined and practiced from time to time according to the narrow needs of the Indian ruling classes. Secularism is not neutrality, equidistance or allowing every religion to exist. Secularism means separation of religion from all the affairs of the state. The Indian ruling classes, their political representatives and the State headed by them never respected such a democratic value, rather they indulged in utilizing the religion to their political ends showing a clear bias towards a particular religion.

This has once again come to the fore in the context of Bhoomi pooja (laying of foundation stone) for ram temple. That the majority religious rituals are being performed at every governments' official function and on certain times includes those rituals of minority religions and it goes against the secularism as being placated as Indian tradition. This is being continued by Narendra Modi in his capacity as the Prime Minister as he performed bhoomi puja. It is nothing but making mockery of the secular values of democratic practice.

The performing of bhoomipuja by Narendra Modi has also other insidious aspects. The laying of foundation stone at the site of destroyed Babri Masjid, is being claimed as implementation of the Judgment by the Supreme Court. The same judgment which facilitated the construction of Ram temple at Ajodhya also proclaimed the destruction of Babri Masjid as the barbaric criminal act. Anyone who occupied the constitutionally elected post should have taken the steps to initiate legal proceedings against those who perpetrated the barbaric crime of destroying Babri Masjid. Instead the PM is hailing Lal Krishna Advani who led the mobs in destruction of Babri Masjid and who caused the death of thousands of innocent people during his rath yatra and carnage that followed the destruction of Babri masjid and rushed to lay foundation stone. Can anyone expect a different kind of response from a leader who sat at the helm of government that perpetrated killing of Muslim people in Gujarat in 2002!

The construction of the Ram temple has been entrusted to a Trust by the same Supreme Court judgment. This has been usurped by the BJP to serve its political interests and selected the date for foundation stone as August 5 to coincide with the degrading of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood and putting it under virtual martial law. It brushed aside the objections of some Hindu religion heads like a Sankaracharya to the date of boomipooja as inauspicious, in a bid to install itself as the sole dharmacharya of Hinduism. Thus BJP proved that, contrary to its claims of protecting the Hindu religion, it chose to degrade Hindu religion as its handmaid. The Modi led BJP government took this exercise when the corona virus is spreading to four corners of the country and his government expressed its inability to control the pandemic when

Modi asked the people to learn to live with the pandemic. BJP government used the Corona pandemic to cover up the all round crisis that is affecting the people’s lives and to impose the burden of crisis upon the people and to serve the interests of big bourgeoisie and imperialism. In place of giving relief to the people who are hit by the pandemic, they have in fact launched further attacks on them while disregarding the need to improve health facilities. And now to divert people’s attention from their all round failure, they have embarked on bhoomi puja at this very juncture. It is an attempt to divert the peoples’ attention from the real issues emanating from the economic crisis and health emergency as well. Moreover, this occasion is being utilised for larger aim of subverting the genuine struggles of the people of India and keeping the country safe for imperialist loot and continue big bourgeois and landlord rule. Communalism is being utilised for the last seven decades as one of the main instruments to subvert the united will and struggle of the people of India against the yoke of semi-feudal and semi-colonial rule. While the section of ruling classes of India represented by the parties like BJP are employing the naked forms to rake up communal hatreds, another section represented by the parties like Congress are employing the disguised forms in their game of communalism.

The Central Committee of the CPI (ML) appeals to the people of India to save the secular fabric that had been woven by the toiling masses over several centuries from being torn by the Hindu communal forces. They must adhere to the expert advice of the medical professionals in fighting the pandemic and not permit the BJP and its front organizations to exploit the people’s religious sentiments for their narrow political interests.

Fight for Secularism; Fight for Democracy!

 Rally the people against economic hardships, social oppression and for democratic rights!

With revolutionary greetings,

Viswam

General Secretary.

CPI (ML)

Vijayawada

5 August 2020

DEEPEN THE UNDERSTANDING OF MARXISM IN THE COURSE OF STUDY, APPLICATION AND PRACTICE

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