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Maoist boss admits Reds losing ground

Maoist boss admits Reds losing ground
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Maoist boss admits Reds losing ground, With intensive strategic push by government forces, it looks like Maoists are beating a retreat. It is surprising to note that the top leader of Maoists admitting losing ground to police forces.

  • Views of CPI Maoist general secretary reflects in supplement 'A decade of struggle and sacrifice'
  • The supplement authored to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the formation of CPI Maoist which fell on September 21 2014
  • Not rallying peasantry, middle class and rural masses had weakened the movement, writes the leader in the supplement

Hyderabad/New Delhi: With intensive strategic push by government forces, it looks like Maoists are beating a retreat. It is surprising to note that the top leader of Maoists admitting losing ground to police forces. Given the offensive conditions against red insurgents, Ganapathy, general secretary, Communist Party of India (Maoist) advocated the need to 'protect and preserve forces'.

The admission forms a part of a 96-page supplement titled 'A decade of struggle and sacrifice', authored to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the formation of CPI Maoist which fell on September 21 2014, reports India Today. Maoist leader, Ganapathy, who is known by various aliases among them being Mupalla Lakshman Rao hails from Karimnagar district in present day Telangana.

Extensively quoting from the supplement, ‘People's March Volume 13’, India Today reports that 'nearly two thousand and five hundred' men and women associated with the CPI Maoist, from the affected states, being killed, this list includes not just ordinary foot soldiers but also those from the ‘topmost level’.

In a chapter titled 'Lessons and Challenges of the Indian Revolution' undersigned by Ganapathy which is an excerpt of an article, an 'overall evaluation' of the decade since CPI Maoists' formation has been carried out, reports the national magazine. Terming it a 'total war', Ganapathy stated, "The enemy has developed its counter-revolutionary war strategy and tactics (Low Intensity Conflict) drawing on worldwide experiences."

Attributing to delay in adopting a broad vision and preparing policy to face 'enemy tactics', he admitted that the insurgents had lost 'considerable number of comrades belonging to all levels'. He further lamented the loss in not rallying the peasantry, middle class and rural masses around the cause as a result of which the movement had 'weakened'.

In what should come as a pat on the back for the Ministry of Home Affairs, speaking about the government, Ganapathy wrote, "enemy offensive is becoming more severe, its surveillance and infiltration methods more sophisticated backed by modern technology". Also commenting on the recent spate of surrenders, the General Secretary of the outlawed outfit lamented about some losing the 'preparedness to continue along the arduous path' and 'will to sacrifice'.

The supplement dedicates six full pages to photos and names of its members who were killed. Brushing aside the possibility of the group coming to a negotiating table with the government, Ganapathy stated, "The party's ideological, military and political line is correct".

The final chapter was reserved to target the RSS and the Modi administration for what the CPI Maoist perceived as their 'neo-liberal policies.

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