Kolkata: CPI-M state secretary Biman Bose
on Sunday released a book written by party leader Rabin Deb that
dwells on alleged lies told by `reactionary forces` to tarnish
communists since the time they came into being.
Deb, a member of the CPI-M state committee, in the
50-page book titled `Sei Mithyachar ajo cholchey` (The lie is
still continuing), said, ``A smear campaign since the advent
of the theory of scientific socialism has been on against
The first copy of the book was presented to West Bengal
Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee today at the party
Stating that from the rulers to the media - all have
worked against the theory of scientific socialism, the book
claimed that since Marx and Engels propounded their Communist
Manifesto in 1848, "A campaign against it had begun, continued
in different countries and was still on."
Alleging that the same villification campaign was being
carried out against the Marxists in West Bengal now, Deb
narrated several incidents including the infamous Saibari
massacre of two Congressmen in 1970 by alleged CPI(M) workers
claiming that the real incident had been pushed under the
The book also refers to the massacre of nine innocent
villagers on January seven this year at Netai in Lalgarh where
local CPI(M) leaders and workers have been accused and a CBI
probe was ordered by the Calcutta High Court.
It described the election manifesto of the Trinamool
Congress as a `pack of lies` and also referred to the promises
by Railway Minister and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee as
being largely unfulfilled.