The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has given a call for the boycott of polls in Bihar, espousing an armed agrarian movement across the state to establish “real people’s rule”. It has also threatened voters with serious consequences if they take part in a “mockery of democracy where the parties indulge in selling election symbols to contestants”. The call is in line with the banned outfit’s aversion to parliamentary politics. In a four-page note issued by its Bihar-Jharkhand Special Area Committee on Wednesday, the Maoist group did not spare the Left parties too. It called them “power-hungry organisations”.
The Maoists said all political parties including BJP, JD-U, RJD, Congress and CPI have the common goal of looting the nation’s wealth. “Take up arms to establish your authority over jungle, jal (water) and zamin (land) and be a part of the armed class struggle to defeat these feudal and imperial forces robbing the country for centuries.”