The filthy scramble for seats. A deluge of defections. Casteist and communal calculations in evaluating candidates’ prospects. A sickening repetition of false promises. Crores of black money pumped in to buy
allegiances and votes – make no mistake, that
ugly spectacle of parliamentary elections is on.
The rulers tell us
that this is our golden opportunity to make choices.
When all of them insist on more of imperialist globalisation
When all of them avoid any meaningful steps to end feudal
exploitation and oppression …
When all of them approve of even more
brutal repression against those who fight back …
When all of them
shamelessly record their swelling personal wealth, election after election
Where is the difference?
What about the threat of Brahminic
fascism concretised in the campaign of Modi the murderer?
Shouldn’t we elect
those who oppose this? The danger is real. But this Sangh Parivar agenda is
not the whole story.Brahminic, communal fascism extends far beyond it. It
is present in the ghettoisation and persecution of Muslims, in the exclusion
and suppression of Dalits, Adivasis and other oppressed sections, in
the anti-women acts allowed and even promoted by the Indian state. Which
is the ruling class party free from all this?
What about corruption,
stolen public money, the Swiss bank hordes? Shouldn’t we rally behind those
who stand against this? Yes, we must bring the corrupt to justice. But what
about the crores of stolen
surplus labour, the plundered resources of the
land, the lakhs of people driven off their land, destroyed habitats and
environment what about the criminal exploitative system that breeds living
on the backs of
others and glorifies personal profit? What should we make of
the immoral silence on these matters by those who claim to represent the
common people? Where is the parliamentary party that stands for ending
existing system, the root of corruption?
The people need
equitable, sustainable, all round development not the growth of
crorepathies and their mansions, nor the juggling of statistics to hide the
misery of millions.
The people need the power to decide their own
Today these are not just dreams. They are becoming real in the
embryonic peoples power that have emerged in the central and eastern regions
of our country. This new society, free of exploitation and domination,
built through decades of struggle, through people’s war led by a
All the parliamentary parties are one in seeking to
sink these islands of real hope in a sea of blood. All of them are involved
in carrying out a brutal ‘war on the people’ to destroy these pockets of real
power. Their elections are in fact another means to carry this out
by dividing the people and strengthening their ensnarement in
We must get organised. We must unite to fight
back and destroy these anti-people forces. We must open new war fronts and
expand the pockets of red power all over the country. This is the only
Strengthen the People’s War! Join in
Building a New Democratic India!
Communist Party of India