Bagodar/Giridih: The All India General Secretary of Communist Party of India- Marxist Leninist (CPI-ML), Dipankar Bhattacharya, while addressing the humongous crowd assembled at Bagodar claimed that the 2019 General Election will be like of 1977 when India rose against the dictatorship of Indira Gandhi and Emergency. This fight, he claimed is bigger than that of 2004 when the general public voted against the falsehood of India Shining. He recalled how the common man removed the NDA government after the Gujarat genocide.
Dipankar, for the uninitiated, was addressing the huge number of people, who annually gather on this date (January 16) to pay tribute to their beloved leader and former Bagodar MLA Mahendra Singh, a three times legislator belonging to CPI-ML party, was killed in 2005. This was the 15th Martyr Day celebration of the slain leader, however, till date; the CBI has failed to nab the assailants.
Dipankar, while addressing the meet said, “They (Narendra Modi led NDA government) have neither to do anything with Supreme Court, CBI, RBI nor with the university, education, farmer, youth, labour, farming, business. It has only one thing to do – how to disturb people, they want to ruin India. They seem to have a contract to ruin the country.”
He added that “It (2019 Lok Sabha election is important) as at every Republic Day, on January 26 we talk about the constitution, but today Indian constitution is being attacked. Modi (Narendra) government has made the constitution (Indian) seem like a mere piece of paper.”
While addressing the crowd, former Bagodar MLA and son of Mahendra Singh, Vinod Singh said, “In the coming Lok Sabha and assembly polls, you people have to affirm how Jharkhand has witnessed the highest number of hunger deaths, and how people have been protesting against it. Right from Latehar to other parts of Jharkhand, people were killed for their eating habits, in the name of child lifters. You have to avenge for every single death that took place in our state in the name of mob lynchings and hunger.”
Rajkumar Yadav, MLA from Dhanwar, once again alleged that it was during the BJP government that Mahendra Singh was killed. He also accused the present Member of Parliament from Koderma (Ravindra Rai) of being directly involved in the murder. Till date, the killers of Mahendra Singh have not been arrested.
After the killing of three times MLA Mahendra Singh, his wife Shanti Devi had lodged an FIR against the then Superintendent of Police (SP) Deepak Verma and minister (a BJP leader) Ravindra Rai for conspiring the killing. However, CBI could not reach any conclusion in the high profile murder case.