by Harsh Thakor
DEVIATIONS OF REVISIONIST TREND IN THE COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARY CAMP -Part 9- OF 50 YEARS OF NAXALBARI
Today within India there are some sections that although have rightist tendencies make a positive contribution while there are others that are totally revisionist. C.P.I.(M.L.) Liberation is completely revisionist. C.P.I.(M.L.) Red Star may not be revisionist but is not a genuine part of the communist revolutionary camp today.
Here I am summarizing the rightist and revisionist currents.
C.P.I.(M.L.) NEW DEMOCRACY
In the rightist camp, the most progressive or militant organization is the C.P.I.(M.L.) New Democracy.
It has it’s roots in the line of Comrade Chandra Pulla Reddy and the right-deviationsit Satya Narayan Singh.
Today this group contests elections and does often function openly but stil in areas it has built important struggles and is sharpening people’s agitations.
It also even with differences defends the C.P.I.(Maoist) and more thany any group in rightist stream comes out to defend them.
It has done outstanding work in Sangrur in
In the last year it has built a major organized movement organizing landless dalits and have bravely thwarted the connivance of the landlord-police machinery. In a most sustained way resistance has been launched aginst the jat or landlord elements and in areas like Badri Kalan,Jhaneri and Jaloor important victorie shave been won. It is a landmark struggle .
Argubaly it is the best work done amongst all it landless labourers in the revolutionary camp in
It also organized an allIndia peasant organization conference in
On trade Union front it has waged many struggles in several states encompassing
It also regularly brings out a party organ ‘New Democracy’ and consistently defends position s n state repression in Kashmir, Operation Green hunt, G.P.C.R. in China and Socialist U.S.S.R., Agrarian revolution etc. Even if not carrying armed struggle it gives moral support to the Maoists be it in Chattisgarh,Telengana or Orissa.It also has mass organization sin many parts of the country be it
I met it’s secretary Yatindra Kumar in
Otherwise it would be ‘going back to Marx and not understanding developments of Lenin and Mao’, in his view. I was impressed with his sound theoretical understanding. He also stated that today the Maoist party is not implementing the ‘individual anihilation’line of Charu Mazumdar and made great rectification.
However he was critical of the Maoist’s work and the erstwhile peoples war group work in the plains and felt that their struggle was one-sided in Dandkaranya.He also advocated that a proletarian party could function in the open banner. Illustratively defended resistance struggle as formulated by Chandra Pulla Reddy and felt that erstwhile C.P.I(M.L.) Peoples War group in Telengana area could not aply the mass line concept. Felt that the erstwhile C.P.I.(M.L.) Party Unity group, a constituent of the Maoist party practised the resistance line similar to that of Chandra Pulla Reddy. He also felt that it was not the PPW concept that the C.P.R.C.I.-M.L was applying in
However I appreciated his understanding of different conditions in plain areas in
Still I feel they are using defective tactics by deploying candidates before a genuine proletarian party is formed which gives backseat to the agrarian revolution and in openly projecting the party banner which exposes the party forces. These tactics or practices dilute the genuine mass movement sor organizations and promote economism. To emerge into a major revolutionary force the organization should refrain from openly projecting party banner and sending candidates to contest elections.It should also be self-critical of the rightist Satyanarayan Singh trend.
Quoting an important stand of the Central Team of the C.P.I.(M.L.) in 1993 "Some forces, in the name of taking opportunity of open activity make the whole party apparatus work openly I the name of the party, and organize mass programs and movements under the party banner. They fail to understand that the task of the party is to lead the masses in the path of protracted Peoples War. Only when masses come to realize the party politics through day to day movements. class struggles under the revolutionary leadership of the party, then only the party forces, can move like a fish in water of masses, even when they have become completely exposed.
Any short-cut system of building closer association with the people by presenting the party banner and identity will open the whole party forces to the enemies. The reaction ill remain superficial. The revolutionary party presents itself directly and openly to the masses in it's own ways and actions but dose not expose it's cadres to the enemies. Revolutionary methodology must be adopted to lead the masses and present the party. Consistent work must be done in leading the masses in their struggles and organizations."
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