This is an apt rejoinder, which was necessary in the wake of distorted news about Com. Prakash Karat's speech in some sections of the English media. However, the bourgeois media has in fact done what it is meant for. This kind of distortion, vilification and rumour campaign against the communists is nothing new. They have been doing this job right from the birth of the Communist party in India in 1920s. They would always do these kinds of rumour for they are the class instruments and ideological state apparatuses of the capitalist-landlord ruling classes in India. Their whole idea is to undermine the communist project. In this context, it might be worth noticing that a rejoinder can only clear some doubts among the educated middle-classes, who read newspapers. For a significant section of the working people in our country, who does not read English newspapers, or are illiterate does not care about what the bourgeois media has to say. The common people would only judge whether a Communist party is struggling for their interests. Whether the party is always beside them in happy and unhappy times. In other words, the common people would only judge whether the party is able to continue and strengthen what Com. Prakash Karat said about the simultaneous communist struggle against 'capitalism, imperialism and feudalism'. The common public hardly cares the media and give a damn about what the media or bourgeois intellectuals: 'salaried spokesperson of the bourgeoisie' in the words of Marx has to say about the communists.
Maidul Islam (Moid)
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