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Justice V. Krishan Iyer’ letter to Prakash Karat on Nandigram

Posted by Ramoo on March 17, 2007

My dear Prakash Karat,

            I adore you as the top leader of the Marxist Party even as I hold Com. Jyoti Basu as a creative wonder of the Communist Marxist Party.  As you know, I remained in power with the Communist Government in 1956 in Kerala under the charismatic Chiefministership of EMS, the great Leftist thinker.  But alas!, in West Bengal things are murky, capitalism is happy, poor peasantry is in privation and deprivation, if newspaper reports throw light on events objectively.   We, in 1957, came to power by the ballot and rarely, if ever, used the bullet, with the result the police violence was hardly an instrument against the peasantry. 

Look at the contrast.  The brutality and bloodshed, at the instance of the police force is now bulleting of humble humanity.  I had and have great hopes that the Marxists if in power, will rule with compassionate ideology and win votes and people’s co-operation beyond party barriers.  But to my horror, the terror practiced yesterday at Nandigram fills me with dread and disappointment. The illusion of exploitative power has led the ministry to govern by the gun.  The consequent bloodshed demands your urgent attention and commands the party’s authority to arrest the frequency of bloodshed policy and police barbarity.  Sri. Sumit Chakravartty telephoned me last night about the police misuse of firepower.  If true, I protest and entreat you and the party to take immediate action and restore the basic proposition that Communist Government is not power with violent weapons.  And action at party level must be taken if governance over humanity is for the benefit of the peasantry.  I am sure, thousands like me will be shocked by the Nandigram incident.  Please, please have some regard for those who feel that socialism is not terrorism, but humanism; and misrule by gun will not be the rule of the Left in State authority.  Do forgive me for expressing my strong feelings with the expectation that the Left Administration believe and practice as a fundamental for the humble people, not for the proprietariat with the brute force of the bullet.

     With high regards,

      Yours sincerely,                    

                              ( V.R. KRISHNA IYER)


       Sri. Prakash Karat                         

       General Secretary

       Communist Party of India (Marxist)

      New Delhi

One Response to “Justice V. Krishan Iyer’ letter to Prakash Karat on Nandigram”

  1. Why I am poor in WB said

    -because the bricks & mortar that were earned by me were taken away by CPM cadre and put on their houses
    -because the butter which was earned by me was taken away by CPM goons,
    -because my capacity for good schooling was sublimed by CPM RED (bloody) intellectuals,
    -because I worked all my life in stone age industry because CPM CITU made Industrialists run away from WB,
    -because I tried to work and not do mastangiri of CPM cadre who make money by making others miserable,
    -because all WB intelelctuals died long ago and CPM reined supreme,
    -because we believed in Gurudev and waited a Messiah will come and did not do anything ourselves

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