An essay on the contemporary politics in West Bengal that accounts for the political character of Trinamool Congress, analyzes the dynamics of a declining Left and points out the signs of new political trends in the state.
Academics and activists appeal to the CPI(M) general secretary Prakash Karat to release the report of the internal enquiry within the CPI(M) on TP Chandrasekharan's murder.
Comrade T.P Chadrasekharan, the leader of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) in Kerala, was brutally murdered in Vallikkad near Onchiyam (in Kozhikode district) on 4th May 2012. This was a cold-blooded political assassination committed by a gang of “contract killers”, who followed the orders of their political bosses. One year has passed since the heinous crime was committed.
RMP leader Comrade T.P Chandrashekharan was brutally murdered near Onchiyam, in Kozhikode district of Kerala on May 4, 2012. His first death anniversary is being observed across the state by progressive and democratic minded people. Questions raised by TPC’s murder continue to remain unanswered by the CPI(M) leadership.
One of the features of the current Saradha scam which is distinct from other such scams like the Sanchayita, in West Bengal, is that majority of the people who deposited money in Saradha are rural poor people. Why did rural poor people keep their money in fraudulent companies like Saradha and not in small savings schemes of the government? This is a very important question which needs to be looked at to pin point the role of the central government and state governments in facilitating the activities of companies like Saradha.
There are no words to describe the utter horror evoked by the sadistic rape of a 5 year old girl in Gandhi Nagar, Delhi. A chilling reminder of the brutal gang-rape in December, the feeling does not appear to be going away anytime soon, since we seem to be producing sadists and perverts with consistency. Held captive and raped over a couple of days by a neighbour and a possible accomplice, the little girl was brutalized vaginally, anally and orally. The badly bruised and scarred child was strangulated and left for dead.
Ex-students of Presidency University (College) unequivocally condemn the attack on the historic institution.
Readers are requested to sign this petition to the Chief Minister of West Bengal on steps to be taken on Sudipta Gupta's unfortunate death in custody of the Kolkata Police. The petition is hosted at ipetitions.com and is reproduced here. It can be signed at this link: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/justice-for-sudipto-gupta/
Sudipto Gupta, a 23 year old bright student, was a leading left student activist of SFI committed to change the society for a better one. He made his choice early in life - to work for the betterment of society. In one of the most horrific incidents in Kolkata, he was beaten to death in police custody after he had courted arrest. What was his fault? He was not demanding anything for himself. He and his comrades were agitating peacefully demanding student union elections in West Bengal, which is a fundamental right of any student. The fact that a student has been beaten to death for demanding student union election shows the abyss that West Bengal has reached with the so called ‘pariborton’ in the state.