The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Friday alleged that all imperialist forces had teamed up against the communists and were launching concerted attacks on the leftists in India.
"I have seen that many anti-communist groups have ganged up against us and they are launching concerted attacks on the CPI-M led government in West Bengal as well as in other parts of the country," CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat told a seminar on the occasion of commemorating the birth centenary of late communist leader EMS Namboodiripad in Kolkata.
He said the CPI-M had fought against the neo-liberal policies of the union government and it also raised its voice against the government's decision to go into a strategic alliance with the US on the civil nuclear deal issue.
"The number of violent attacks on our cadres has increase in this state (West Bengal) after the April-May general elections. More than 70 of our party workers were killed in various attacks just in past couple of months.
"The Maoists, who are a degenerated form of the Leftist ultras, are also being used by the anti-communist forces to 'assassinate' our party cadres in West Bengal," Karat said, adding that CPI-M would defeat these extremist forces politically and ideologically in the coming days.
Talking about the past general elections, he said: "Electoral reverses happen in the democratic system. We have reviewed our shortcomings and identified the mistakes that we made in the past election. Now, our party will go door to door and ask people for their support."
Karat said the communists had received enormous support from the common people and it would continue to work for the benefit of the working class in this state.