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CPI-M urges war against 'state terror'

Calling arrested Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy a "role model" for the youth, the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) on Tuesday also urged people to unite against "state terror".

india Updated: Sep 29, 2009 18:01 IST

Calling arrested Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy a "role model" for the youth, the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) on Tuesday also urged people to unite against "state terror".

The CPI-Maoist, in a statement, termed the operation against their cadres a "cruel war" led by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Home Minister P Chidambaram and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

It said the "Sonia-Manmohan-Chidambaram fascist clique has upped its cruel war by launching the biggest-ever armed onslaught on the adivasis and CPI-Maoist in Chhattisgarh".

The outfit appealed to all revolutionary, democratic and peace-loving forces to unite to resist this "fascist country-wide offensive" by the central and state governments.

It called upon the party cadres, "the brave PLGA (People's Liberation Guerrilla Army) fighters, and the revolutionary masses to rise up courageously to confront the brutal offensive unleashed by imperialist agents ruling our country, to prepare for immense sacrifices in this war of resistance".

The CPI-Maoist also urged them to mobilise masses all over the country into militant movements against the "brutal onslaught" by the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Raman Singh government in Chhattisgarh.

In an earlier statement, it described its London-educated leader and ideologue Kobad Ghandy, who was arrested in New Delhi Sep 17, as a "role model to be emulated by the new generation of youth".

The statement said Ghandy had organised revolutionary activities in Maharashtra during the 1970s and became a member of the central committee of the erstwhile Communist Party of India-Marxist Leninist (Peoples War) in 1981.

He continued as member of the central committee of the merged CPI-Maoist in 2004 and was elected to the politburo after the unity Congress in February 2007. He played a crucial role in bringing out the party publications in English and was also looking after the sub-committee on mass organisations set up by the central committee besides other work.

The CPI-Maoist called Ghandy's arrest a temporary success for the authorities.

"The reactionary rulers were elated by this temporary success and the wily Chidambaram had congratulated the intelligence agencies for the prize catch. Like true heirs to George Bush, these state terrorists have stepped up their propaganda that the Maoists and the Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy are terrorists."