The expelled convener of the research unit of the CPI(M), Prasenjit Bose and the former member of the party’s State Committee, Abdur Rezzak Mollah, have come together to form a “common platform” on Wednesday to collectively defend people’s “democratic rights.”
The platform – “Working People’s Movement for Democracy and Secularism” or Ganamancha (People’s Platform) – has named its convenors which includes Partho Ghosh of CPI-ML (Liberation), academic Kunal Chattopadhyay, worker’s rights activist Abhash Munshi, besides Mr. Bose and Mr Mollah.
Ganamancha will convene its first public convention in Kolkata on August 2.
Highlighting examples of BJP’s brand of “divisive” politics, the convenors of the platform argued that while the new “…Prime Minister was being sworn in, communal clashes were reported from Ahmedabad and Bijapur.”
“A young software professional from the minority community was beaten to death by members of a Hindu extremist outfit in Pune. Provocative statements on article 370, Ayodha temple, Vedic texts being introduced in school textbooks etc. have already been made from different quarters.” Hence, they felt the need to form a new forum, the convenors said.
Ganamancha has lambasted the State Government for failing to deliver justice, safety and a corruption-free administration.
Criticising the CPI(M), the statement said that the party has “failed to play the role of an effective opposition” in the State
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