June 19, 2009

Whats happening in Bengal?

Lalgarh is literally cutoff from the rest of the country. It is virtually a challenge to the democracy of this country and what we get to see: another round of shameful politics being played out.

The state ruling party says, opposition is giving tactical support to the protests; wants to avoid another Nandigram (Elections have taught the Reds a bitter lesson). Heights was yesterday, when our beloved home minister PC said 'Use your own forces'. But guess.. better sense prevailed and paramilitary troops have been dispatched.

It all started with an assassination attempt at the CM and police scooped down to harass tribals. People retaliated and maoists found a good reason to push their own agenda. Naxal- Maoists show of strength shows on one hand growing unrest among common people and on the other hand utter collapse of the political machinery.


Krishnan said...

Yes is is very hard to believe that Maoists could rally so much support and take on the State. What was WB government doing all the time ?

sugan said...

Its getting murkier by the day. Reports say military forces are marching on, after 5 days of operation to liberate the 'liberation zone', we have 42 more villages inside the no entry point.
Now the CPM has written a letter to Prime Minister accusing Central Ministers of irresponsibility (read Mamata)

Saravana Raja said...

check this out.

sugan said...

That was a good writeup on whats happening. No retaliation starts without harassment. thats clear