ON 18 DECEMBER, ‘Mazdoor Adhikar Divas’ was observed in Assam, during which and a procession was brought out from in Guwahati from the Railway Station covering major areas of the city. It was participated by nearly 1500 workers and rural labourers from different districts of Assam. Thereafter a mass meeting was held, presided over by AICCTU State Secretary Com. Subhas Sen and addressed by Com. Kanaklata Dutta (AIPWA), Com. Loknath Goswami (Jan Sanskritik Parishad), Com. Bibek Das (ASCSS), Com. Rabin Goswami (Gramin Shramik Santha) and CPI(ML) State Secretary Com. Rubul Sarma. The meeting took an oath to further intensify the struggle of tea workers, rural poor, women, youth and students and thus to strengthen the Party.
Two memoranda, one each from Sodou Asom Gramin Shramik Santha and Asom Sangrami Chah Shramik Sangha, were also sent to the Chief Minister, Assam. The meeting also demanded a ban on Togodia’s proposed Assam visit and called upon the people to make success the Nagaon bandh called by the party opposing his Nagaon visit.
IN DELHI, a seminar was organised at the Gandhi Peace Foundation by the State Committee of the CPI(ML) on ‘The Present Political Situation and the Challenges of Strengthening the Left’. The seminar was addressed by eminent journalists Sukumar Muralidharan and Praful Bidwai, noted economist Jayati Ghosh, and veteran Marxist thinker Randhir Singh, as well as CPI(ML) General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya.
AISA AND RYA paid homage to Comrade Vinod Mishra on his death anniversary by holding a Sankalp Divas at Shahid Bhagat Singh Chowk at Patna. Addressing the gathering, CPI(ML) PB member Comrade Ram Naresh Ram said that neither the RJD and NDA nor any police officer was capable of creating a new Bihar, and called upon students and youth to pledge to intensify the mass movements for a new and democratic Bihar.
CPI(ML) State Secretary Ramjatan Sharma exhorted students and youth to resist the nexus of corrupt politicians, police and criminals, and make the Bihar Bandh called by the Left parties on January 7 a success.
AISA National Secretary Abhyuday and RYA State Secretary Paramhans announced that students and youth would hold a National Parallel Parliament at Patna on 31 March, the Martyrdom Day of Comrade Chandrashekhar.