The ghost of Bhopal


I thank you for the informative and principled editorial in the July 1-15, 2010 issue of PV entitled 'Ghost of Bhopal and the deepening credibility crisis'.

The editorial captures the essence of the situation over twenty years after the `worst civilian disaster' in history.  It points out the role of the Rajiv Gandhi Government and various personalities associated with that period including several top officials, ministers.  It also points out, more significantly, that the ruling circles, independent of which political party they belonged to, and all the state organs, were involved in ensuring the guilty went unpunished. To quote from the article ``The problem lies in the traitorous and narrow-minded nature of the bourgeois class and its state power..''

The editorial also correctly points out that the dust will not be allowed to settle by the Indian people on this issue. Tributes must be paid to the hundreds of brave women and men who refuse to be discouraged and continue to fight on for justice.  In response, the Manmohan Singh Government has set up a group of `empowered ministers' to look into the matter, to throw more dust into the eyes of the Indian people.

Our people are thoroughly disgusted with the ruling circles. We know what the rulers are upto. It seems, on appearance, that there is no way we can actually have a solution to the problem. This issue is the most important issue which our party must keep addressing, as it has done always.

I firmly believe there is a solution, and it emerges from the historical experience of our people. We, the people, must engage in the debate for the future of the country in the most enlightened terms. There is a vast tradition of statecraft, where the role of the Raja and Praja has been debated as long ago as Vedic and post-Vedic times. We must make this experience a cornerstone. We must reject Eurocentrism which advocates the role of the state as being only so much as to ensure the smooth functioning of private enterprise and the striving for greater profit. The role of security and the state as its guarantor must come into the centrestage.

It is only the working people who can make this a reality, and in turn it is only the most enlightened Communists who can lead society towards this goal.  It is my belief that the time has come for this debate to become an inevitability.

Sincerely, A. Narayan


Share Everywhere

Rajiv Gandhi    Eurocentrism    empowered ministers    Communists    civilian disaster    Bangalore    Aug 1-15 2010    Letters to Editor    History    Communalism    

पार्टी के दस्तावेज

8 Jan General Strike

Call of the Mazdoor Ekta Committee

The all India general strike has been called to resolutely oppose the course of enriching the capitalist minority by impoverishing the toiling majority. It has been called to assert the rights that belong to workers, peasants and other toiling people who create the wealth of India.

Hum Hain Iske Malik! Hindostan Humara!

Election manifesto of a CGPI supported candidate for Lok SabhaParties of the capitalist class claim that there is no alternative to the program of globalisation,liberalisation and privatisation. The truth is that there IS an alternative.The alternative is to reorient the economy to fulfil people’s needs instead of fulfilling capitalist greed. This is the program for the Navnirman of India.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

5th Congress DocumentThe Report to the Fifth Congress of the Communist Ghadar Party of India, presented by Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of the CGPI, on behalf of its Central Committee, was discussed and adopted by the Fifth Congress of the CGPI, held in November 2016. By decision of the Fifth Congress, this report has been edited for publication.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Click to Download PDFThe first part of this pamphlet is an analysis of facts and phenomena to identify and expose the real aims behind the Note Ban. The second part is devoted to a critical appraisal of the government’s claims that it will reduce inequality, corruption and terrorism. The third part is what Communist Ghadar Party believes is the real solution to these problems and the immediate program of action towards that solution.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

These Elections are a FarceInterview with Comrade Lal Singh, General Secretary of Communist Ghadar Party of India by Comrade Chandra Bhan, Editor of Mazdoor Ekta Lehar

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)

Manifesto 2014Unite around the program to reconstitute the Indian Republic and reorient the economy to ensure prosperity and protection for all!

There is growing realisation among workers, peasants and other self-employed people that the program of liberalisation and privatisation only serves to enrich an exploiting minority at their expense. Mass resistance is growing to this anti-worker, anti-peasant and anti-national program.

(Click thumbnail to download PDF)