Thursday 18 April 2024

General Elections 2024 – What should the masses do?

The General Elections are approaching. The question that comes to people’s minds is: “Whom should we vote for?”

With two terms in power, the BJP government, led by Narendra Modi, has failed to keep its promises. The BJP’s promises were nothing but demagogy. Narendra Modi, who once shouted, “Ye desh nahi bikne doonga” (“I won’t let my country be sold.”), has sold out many of the country’s public sector industries to the bourgeoisie, who had helped him come to power. Throughout its tenures, the government has implemented a number of anti-people policies. It has ruined the livelihoods of workers, farmers, and the youth.

In 2014, Narendra Modi had promised the masses to create 2 crore jobs each year. But it did not happen. He had promised the masses that he would reduce the prices of petrol, diesel, LPG and many other essential things that people rely on regularly but failed to fulfil his promises.

So that the toiling masses cannot unite against the government’s anti-people policies, the BJP, along with its parent organisation RSS, has immensely worked to keep the people divided in the name of religion, ethnicity, language, caste, etc. The government’s attempts to draw lines between various groups, such as Hindus and Muslims, Meiteis and Kukis, Hindi and Non-Hindi speakers, and upper- and lower-caste people, imply its divisive policies. It is because of these lines that the working class is losing its consciousness. With their so-called milestones like the Uniform Civil Code and the Citizenship Amendment Act, the government has shown how biassed it can be towards or against any particular religion. Whoever opposed these policies of the government, have been put behind the bars.

The BJP government has always used the police and the military to crack down on protesting students, youth, farmers, workers, minorities, etc. Although we cannot say that India was always a secular state, the shameless implementation of its Hindutva agenda by the BJP government is evident.

The Narendra Modi government has tried to suppress its opponents by charging them with corruption cases. However, ironically, many of the politicians previously declared corrupt are now in the BJP.

With the introduction of the National Education Policy 2020, the government has put the country’s education system in the laps of the national and international bourgeoisie. The BJP is attempting to radicalise the youth with fundamentalist ideas by presenting them with a false narrative of history and concealing truths.

The BJP must be defeated! Nevertheless, we never say that the bourgeois opposition is the alternative. The Indian National Congress, which has always worked for the bourgeoisie, should not be trusted by the people. It has served the bourgeoisie for several decades. Even if Rahul Gandhi says that Narendra Modi is friends with the Indian capitalists, he cannot deny the fact that the INC also did the same when it was in power. Likewise, neither of the bourgeois parties that are part of the alliance known as I.N.D.I.A. can be trusted.

Thinking that nationally based political parties should not be trusted, people may think that regional parties should be empowered. These parties should also not be taken into confidence. These parties often come up with identity politics, which is an obstacle to class struggle.

Sadly, most of the mainstream left parties in India have diverted from the teachings of Marx, Engels, and Lenin long ago. Because of their pro-capitalist policies, they have lost ground to a great extent. Now, when the Congress is dying, these parties have been tailing and trying to save it. Was it not the Congress that made our capitalists rich? Was it not the Congress that brought Foreign Direct Investment to the Indian market? Were there no price-hikes during the times of the Congress? Did the police crack down on our comrades and workers when we opposed capitalism? Now the left parties are talking about saving democracy. But are they not advocating the same democracy that paved the way for the BJP to come to power? These parties have forgotten what class politics is and are now allying with bourgeois parties. They should call for establishing a socialist democracy instead of preserving bourgeois democracy.

The people of India must understand that it is always the bourgeoisie that is represented by the BJP and INC. If they choose one party over the other, they actually choose which party is going to represent the bourgeoisie for the next five years. The toiling masses of India must be able to identify its enemies. They should unite and strike the bourgeois government from every side. They should organise strikes and demonstrate what they can do. They must go as far as possible.

Considering the presence of our party in limited regions in the country and understanding the dilemma of the voters of this country, we, the Revolutionary Communist Party of India, appeal to the masses to strengthen the workers’ parties in the Parliament. Although most of these parties have often collaborated with bourgeois parties, substituting class struggle with class collaboration, we also ask the pro-working class members in those parties to question their leadership. We expect that the workers’ parties in India will soon realise that class struggle is the only solution to what is going on in the country. The working class must unite actively to defeat the BJP and capitalism as a whole.

Long Live the Revolution!

Wednesday 13 December 2023

State Organising Committee formed in Andhra Pradesh

On the 10th of December 2023, the State Organising Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party of India was established in Andhra Pradesh during a meeting held in Vijayawada. The gathering was presided over by Comrade R. Satish and attended by 17 individuals, including Comrade Moyoor from the Central Committee, and Comrades V. Agnivesh and J. Srinivas from the Telangana State (Organising) Committee.

Representing the Central Committee, Comrade Moyoor discussed the party’s goals and highlighted the reasons for uprooting the capitalist system. Following that, a question-and-answer session was conducted to address the doubts of those present at the meeting.

It was resolved that the committee would mobilise the working people of Andhra Pradesh against the pro-capitalist policies of the central and state governments. The newly formed committee comprises 12 members, with Comrade Satish elected unanimously as the secretary. Furthermore, a secretariat, consisting of 6 members, was formed to manage the day-to-day activities of the committee.

Long Live the Revolution!

Friday 22 September 2023

Commemorating Comrade SN Tagore


    Comrade Saumyendranath Tagore (8th October 1901 – 22nd September 1974) understood well that fascism cannot be replaced with liberalism. In the ‘Preface’ to his book Fascism, he wrote, “In any previous epoch of human history, there had never been such a profound binary division within the human race as what we witness in our current era. The people within these two distinct camps can broadly be classified as either communists or bourgeoisie, and we can demonstrate this division through these two definitions. Those who aspire to dismantle the decaying capitalist society and are committed to establishing a new societal order are called communists. On the other hand, those who seek to preserve the foundation of the capitalist society, either for their self-interests or class interests, fall into the bourgeoisie category. Even though the bourgeoisie may consist of multiple parties, there exists no fundamental disparity among them; all these parties share the common objective of upholding capitalism. As the workers’ revolution draws nearer, these parties are bound to disintegrate and form fascist parties. The era of the liberal bourgeoisie safeguarding capitalism has long passed. They have no alternative but to discard the facade of liberal democracy and employ the police and the military to preserve capitalism. When imperialism is falling, and the workers’ revolution is developing, those inclined to protect capitalism must adopt the guise of fascism.”

    In another work, “The People’s Front or the Front Against the People,” he wrote, “The bourgeoisie can no longer be democratic and democracy can no longer be bourgeois. Democracy can exist and blossom only in its proletarian form.”

    From Lenin, Trotsky, and Gramsci, we must learn what fascism is and how to fight it. As Gramsci famously wrote in his “Neither Fascism nor Liberalism: Sovietism,” “The liquidation of fascism must be the liquidation of the bourgeoisie that created it.”

    We commemorate Comrade Saumyendranath Tagore on his death anniversary.

Monday 31 October 2022

State Organising Committee of RCPI formed in Telangana

    A State Organising Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party was formed in Telangana on 30th October 2022 in the presence of Comrade Mihir Bain, a CC member of the party. The newly formed committee comprises 18 members with Comrade V. Baswaiah (alias Agrasen) as its secretary. More than 110 people have applied for membership in the party as of now.

Saturday 8 October 2022

Commemorating Comrade Saumyendranath Tagore on his 121st Birth Anniversary

    “According to us, it is bourgeois democracy which has helped Fascism to come to power. The bourgeoisie has given all the privileges of bourgeois democracy to Fascism, has suppressed the proletariat by dint of bourgeois democracy and has ultimately replaced the bourgeois democratic form of its state with the Fascist form of state. What the Fascists are attacking is not bourgeois democracy but those rights which the proletariat has won from the bourgeois democracy and which can thus be considered the democratic pre-requisites of the proletarian revolution. Rights earned by fighting against the bourgeoisie, by pouring out its heart’s blood, by no means, form a part of the bourgeois-democratic rights because democracy in this epoch has already outgrown its bourgeois character. The bourgeoisie can no longer be democratic and democracy can no longer be bourgeois. Democracy can exist and blossom only in its proletarian form.” (“The People’s Front or the Front Against the People?”, August 1940)

Sunday 1 August 2021

On the 88th Foundation Day of the RCPI

     On this 88th foundation day of our party, we, the Revolutionary Communists, pay our tribute to all the foot-soldiers of the socialist revolution who have been working under the banner of the RCPI selflessly for the establishment of socialism. Many of our comrades have also lost their lives in their struggle for communism. We pay our sincere homage to those martyrs. The party has experienced many ups and downs throughout these decades.

     The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the impotence of the capitalist system in providing free medical facilities to the people. With the increase in the number of positive cases, private hospitals have enormously maximised their profits. They are even selling vaccines. It exposes the nature of capitalism that capitalism commodifies even the primal needs of the people.

     It is more than necessary to replace this system with socialism. We invite the people of India to join our party en masse to fight for the establishment of socialism. The days of capitalism are numbered. It must be overthrown for the greater interest of the people. The revolution that has to take place now is a socialist revolution. The teachings of Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky and our party's founder members will inspire us to accomplish our historical task.

Long Live the Revolution!

Long Live the Revolutionary Communist Party of India!

Sunday 2 May 2021

Comrade Diptabhanu Mitra is no more

Comrade Diptabhanu Mitra is no more. He succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday. He was a member of the Central Committee of the RCPI. It is indeed a great loss to our party. He was one of the most studious comrades we have ever had. His revolutionary ideas and knowledge that he shared with us will always inspire us. He will be alive in our struggles.

We pay our deep condolences to his family. Red Salute to Comrade Diptabhanu Mitra. কমরেড দিপ্তভানু মিত্রকে লাল সেলাম।