Editorial of People’s March October-December 2014: Modi’s haste and an anniversary


Modi is reputed to be a workaholic. He has proved that and even more. There has never been such a systematic opening up of the country to imperialism, so quickly and so widely, as seen in the few months he has been in office. Defence, insurance, resources – everything is up for sale. The man is in a hurry.This wholesale sell-out is packaged as making India a powerful country. One would assume that this calls for developing the capacities of its people, of utilising its resources to become self-reliant. Modi and his RSS mentors have a totally different take.

For them, ‘making India’ is ‘make in India’, an invitation for all imperialists and whoever has capital to come, exploit its labour and plunder its resources. There can be nothing more demonstrative of the comprador character of the Sangh Parivar, the hollowness of its nationalism, than this slogan. They will gladly sell their Bharat Mata to the highest bidder. Their aggressive Brahmanical Hindu fascism serves this aim. It props up an ugly chauvinism that hides the reality of dependence, divides the people and attacks all who resist.

While the extremities of the Sangh Parivar are particular to it, dependence on imperialism and the privileging of Brahmanic Hinduism are attributes common to all sections of the Indian ruling classes. The resolution to the situation the country finds itself in must be sought outside their system. That is where the second part of our title, the anniversary, comes in. It refers to the 10 th anniversary of the CPI (Maoist). This is an important occasion. It marks a decade of the formation of a single directing centre for the Indian revolution through the merger of its two main streams.

The new democratic revolution led by this party, carried forward through a protracted people’s war waged by the People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA), is the only way out for India. The future it holds up is already being concretised in the new society and new state being built in the guerrilla bases in Central and Eastern India. It is one in which the people are the masters of their destiny, their surroundings and the rich resources of the land. This is something that can truly claim to being made in India, with the blood and tears of its people.

It is no wonder then that this revolution becomes the biggest threat for the Indian ruling classes and the imperialists. Modi starts off from where Manmohan Singh’s ‘war on people’ had reached, now with more brutal force, accompanied by the Sangh Parivar’s fascism. Its true intentions are now more blatant – 27 battalions of para-military are being sent to Chhattisgarh alone to destroy people’s power and their PLGA, in order to ensure that all obstacles to the plunder of resources are removed. We must defend and strengthen this revolution, we must defend and strengthen the party leading it.

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