The agenda of disinvestment is again in the policy horizon with the coming back of the UPA to power without the support of the Left. This agenda is however a completely discredited agenda as has been argued here.
In a very well written article published in The Hindu, the well known economist R Nagaraj attacks the policy of disinvestment from a different perspective. The article can be found here.
In continuation of the series of incidents of differentiation against the dalits in the countryside I produce it down below in the form of a story, which happened in actuality. However the name of the place and persons stands changed
There is an undoubted alliance between the Maoists, Trinamool Congress and Indian National Congress in Lalgarh and elsewhere in Bengal where the opponents of the CPI(M) are trying their best to capitalise on the latters electoral defeat to drive that party out of Bengal. But they are merely riding a rising tide of discontent among the state’s poor against the incumbent Left Front government. Unless the reasons for this are identified, it will not be possible to understand or counter the growing violence in Bengal. Writes Saibal Bishnu.
The post-poll attacks and brutal killing of CPI(M) activists and supporters in Lalgarh became headline news since June 17th.
The Maoists have embarked upon a killing campaign focused on eliminating CPI(M) activists and other political opponents in West Midnapore district, Praveen Swami writes in this article in The Hindu.
Shamik Chakraborty writes about the politics of violence and disruption unleashed by the Trinamool Congress in West Bengal.
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in Delhi on June 20 & 21, 2009. It has issued the following statement:
The mass murder of CPI (M) supporters and activists in the Lalgarh area of West Midnapore district of West Bengal has evoked strong responses from several quarters. In the reign of terror that has been unleashed, 8 CPI (M) workers and supporters have been confirmed as killed. The actual number of dead according to local party sources is much more than that. Several party workers have been kidnapped by the armed Maoists, the possibility of whose being still alive is low,writes Roshan Kishore.