Tag Archive | Lalgarh

Lalgarh will rise again, warns freed rebel leader

 Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-08-08/kolkata/33099278_1_lalgarh-political-parties-trinamool-congress

 

Caesar Mandal, TNN Aug 8, 2012, 03.12AM IST

 

After the encounter death of Kishanji, the Maoists have apparently lost their power to challenge the Bengal government. The cadres are demoralized and it is reflected in the series of recent surrenders. At a time like this, one of the most senior Maoist leaders, Ashok alias Chandi Sarkar, has been released from prison. The rebel party is looking up to this veteran leader for its revival in Bengal. The 67-year-old former state committee member speaks to Caesar Mandal…

 

Has Lalgarh failed to advance the Maoist movement in the state?

I don’t think that Lalgarh upsurge has failed. It’s true that we are on the back-foot. Many of our party workers and leaders are behind bars or martyred. We even lost a leader like Kishanji. His death is undoubtedly a major jolt to the organization across the country. But despite these severe losses, we will be able to recover, since a large section of the masses is still with us. The people of Lalgarh and the entire Jangalmahal are waiting for another spontaneous movement. Read More…

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