In the following we are publishing an excerpt from a speech by the leadership of the Communist Party of India (Maoist) on the 20th anniversary of the People's Liberation Guerrilla Army, which was previously published in the 16th issue of the magazine "People's March". 1


PLGA 20th Anniversary Celebrated


On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the People’s Liberation Guerilla Army, meetings were held on 2nd December in various States/Special Guerilla Zones/Special Area Committees of the CPI (Maoist). People’s March received reports of the meetings. These are a few excerpts from the speeches of leadership comrades –


We cannot imagine the Party without the active participation of the people in Protracted People’s War, we cannot imagine PLGA without the Party and the Party without PLGA’. ‘Yesterday the enemy said – ‘you do not have weapons, you cannot win’. Now the enemy is panicked with the spike holes dug by the people. The policemen flee on hearing the sound of ordinary bomb blasts by the People’s Militia to caution the people and the main and the secondary forces of PLGA’. ‘With the support from the People’s Army, PLGA, the people of the Special Guerilla Zones in Bihar-Jharkhand and Dandakaranya took up the slogan ‘our village – our government’. They are showing an alternate path of revolution for the liberation of the people of the country’. ‘At present as the movement weakened the PLGA also weakened. However, it was tempered in the past two decades of victories and defeats in battles with the mercenary armed forces of the ruling classes’. ‘The strength of the enemy is like the ‘full Moon’ and that of PLGA is like the ‘half Moon’. Enemy’s strength is gradually declining while PLGA’s strength is gradually rising’. ‘In spite of any number of obstacles the enemy creates, theoretically armed with Marxism-Leninism-Maoism PLGA marches forward. It develops weaponry through local resources and shall win the war for people’s state power’. ‘PLGA seized hundreds of arms and thousands of ammunition in the past two decades and armed the people. It gained their confidence as one of the instruments of attaining state power’. ‘If we overcome our weaknesses and apply MLM to the objective condition, we can transform the countrywide spate of people’s struggles into a revolutionary spate’. ‘PLGA in the leadership of the CPI (Maoist) is strengthening through its support to the anti-displacement struggles, anti-feudal struggles and anti-state struggles in various parts of the country that constitute the proletarian class struggle’