NEW DELHI: At a time when the government is busy with security preparations for US President Barack Obama’s arrival to be the chief guest at the 65th Republic Day celebrations on January 26 here, Maoists have called out to people to “condemn and boycott” the visit. “In protest of calling him to be the chief guest at the at the Republic Day celebrations, we call upon people to observe 26th January as a day of protest and to boycott all the meetings,” a written statement issued by the Dandakaranya Special Zonal Committee of the CPI (Maoist), dated January 5, said. According to the statement issued by the Maoist party spokesperson Gudsa Usendi, rallies will be organized across the country with the slogan “Obama go back.”
The banned extreme left party also plans to distribute pamphlets, put up posters, banners, hold meetings and demonstrations and burn effigies of Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi to register their protest and in an effort to reach out to the masses in cities as well as in villages. Calling Obama “the gang leader of American imperialism” the Maoist party statement says: “American imperialism is the number one enemy of the oppressed masses and nationalities of the world. It is the biggest terrorist and its gang leader. Obama has no moral right to touch down on our mother land,” Usendi stated on behalf of his party.
Hitting out at the Modi government for its reform moves, the Maoist party said, “Make in India, Made in India are nothing but loot in India call to foreign capitalists.” Implying that the banned Maoists will continue its violence against the authorities, the statement appealed to people to “come forward to construct a powerful, militant and organized people’s movement against Modi’s Hindutva fascist government and fight American imperialists and terrorists.”