Attappadi Maoist encounter: P Jayarajan indirectly criticises CPI

Kozhikode: CPM leader P Jayarajan came up with criticism against LDF ally CPI in connection with the Maoist encounter in Attappadi. It was CPI that raised severe criticism against the government and CPM after four Maoists were killed by Thunderbolt personnel at Attappadi forests. Later, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran stated that it was a fake encounter and a team of CPI representatives visited the encounter spot despite the warning of the forest department.

The backlash against CPI was seen in Jayarajan's Facebook post in which the Maoist-Naxalite movements were interpreted as historical events. P. Jayarajan stated in the post that ‘besides the cats in the neighbourhood, the cat at home also went to the forest area where the encounter took place. But it seems that the cat at home did not get any idea’. This is an indirect criticism against the CPI.

The Naxalites targeted CPM in many places. 350 CPM workers were killed by Naxalites in West Bengal alone. Naxalite leader Varghese was killed at Thirunelli forest in Wayanad on February 18, 1970 when UDF was in power. Those who allege the Attappadi encounter was fake claim that the encounter in which Varghese was killed was real, he said in the post.

The revolutionaries should follow the class struggles in economic and political sectors. Instead, some people resort to individual terrorism. Unfortunately, some sources try to propagate that Maoists are the real revolutionaries and some people get trapped in this campaign. The Maoists arrive with AK47 guns targeting the LDF government just as they did in Bengal. Everyone should realise them, P. Jayarajan said in the Facebook post.

Read P. Jayarajan's Facebook post here:

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