The BJP, which hijacked energy in Bihar in 2017 by colluding with Nitish Kumar towards the emphatic anti-BJP 2015 mandate of the individuals of Bihar, had thought it might steal the Bihar elections once more through the use of COVID-19 and the lockdown as shields for the NDA. However the anger and dedication of the individuals on the bottom towards the smug misrule and betrayal of the Nitish Kumar authorities have clearly rattled the BJP and the social gathering is making an attempt to scare the individuals towards the RJD-Left-INC Mahagathbandhan and, particularly, the presence of the CPI(ML) within the alliance.
What makes the BJP so determined? The social gathering clearly has no reply to the questions which can be uppermost in individuals’s minds in these elections. It wants bogeys to divert the eye of the individuals and it hopes it might probably invoke the CPI(ML) as a bogey to cowl up the worry the BJP has unfold all through the nation by its disastrous insurance policies, hate-filled politics and merciless and repressive governance.
The individuals of Bihar have causes to worry the BJP for all that it’s doing in neighbouring UP, the place Yogi Adityanath Raj is marked by an entire collapse of the rule of legislation.
What has been the monitor report of the CPI(ML) within the electoral area? The CPI(ML) made its mark in Bihar within the late 1980s because the social gathering which resisted booth-capturing and impressed and empowered the landless poor and disenfranchised Dalits to train their proper to vote. Dalits needed to face a bloodbath in Bhojpur after their first vote, however they succeeded in sending Rameshwar Prasad to Parliament as the primary CPI(ML) MP in 1989. The opposite CPI(ML) chief to have been elected to the Lok Sabha in 4 consecutive elections was Jayanta Rongpi from the Autonomous District constituency in Assam.
Who’ve been the CPI(ML) MLAs in Bihar and Jharkhand?
Ram Naresh Ram, the enduring communist chief of Bhojpur who gained three successive elections from Sahar; Yogeshwar Gope, legendary chief of state authorities staff’ motion in Bihar; Mahendra Singh, the boldest voice of the individuals in Jharkhand who was assassinated in the course of the 2005 elections simply after nomination; peasant leaders corresponding to Chandradeep Singh, Amarnath Yadav, Rajaram Singh, Arun Singh and Sudama Prasad; agricultural labour chief Satyadev Ram; in style communist chief of Seemanchal, Mahboob Alam; in style Jharkhand leaders like Vinod Singh and Rajkumar Yadav — such has been the crew of CPI(ML) members in Bihar and Jharkhand assemblies.
Many BJP MLAs and MPs would mark an ignominious distinction to this illustrious checklist. Rape accused and convicted MLAs of the likes of Kuldeep Sengar, the likes of terror accused Pragya Thakur who glorifies Gandhi’s murderer Godse, or ministers like Giriraj Singh celebrating infamous bloodbath mastermind Brahmeshwar Singh as Bihar’s Gandhi, and chief minister Yogi Adityanath misusing his place to drop all legal costs towards himself — the BJP can boast of such shameful examples that can go down in historical past as a shame to India’s democracy.
The BJP is afraid of the poor and the oppressed discovering a voice. The BJP simply can’t abdomen the truth that the poor have managed to emerge as a combating pressure energising Bihar’s ongoing battle for change.
The Mahagathbandhan or the grand alliance in Bihar marks the approaching collectively of communist, socialist, and Congress streams of India’s superb motion for freedom. The ideological and organisational predecessors of BJP betrayed the liberty motion then by collaborating with the British rulers.
As we speak they’re making an attempt to rule India just like the bhure angrez (brown sahibs) Bhagat Singh had warned us towards — imposing a brand new firm raj and silencing the voices of dissent and democracy with merciless draconian legal guidelines and repressive governance precisely because the colonial rulers did.
Now we have the inheritance of the liberty motion and democracy. We’re the heirs of Bhagat Singh and Ambedkar, who blazed the path for social equality and other people’s emancipation.
The RSS, which was impressed by Mussolini and Hitler, stays fiercely against India’s secular, democratic inheritance and the hunt for justice, freedom, equality and fraternity cherished within the Preamble to the Structure.
Let the BJP dread the assertion of the poor and the oppressed individuals for his or her rights, and the approaching collectively of forces in defence of democracy and the Structure. Bihar is decided to punish the betrayers of the 2015 mandate, the destroyers of India’s financial system and the merciless and sadist architects of the lockdown that brought about limitless ache and humiliation to the individuals of Bihar. The decisive hour for change has arrived and Bihar is able to battle and win this battle.
This text first appeared within the print version on October 21, 2020 below the title “A bogey for the BJP”. The author is basic secretary, CPI(ML) Liberation
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