Do any of the red watchers have a list of the CPI(Maoist) Central Committee and Politburo member list? I could cull out 13 on the loose (including one escaped from court, and another released due to lack of evidence
) and 20 neutralized/arrested. But no open source info on how many pigs there really are. Then comes the issue of who is leading the fight in the four regional bureaus. Anyone with better google skills here? Seems like even the IS apparatus is a bit clueless on this, going by the open whines of Nihar Nayak.
The common thread I see is this: much of the CCP members are 50+, well-educated (many with PhD++), hardened in the Telengana and Naxalbari movements of the 60s. Post-Naxalbari, in the seventies there was a lull and major splits, eighties saw forces come back, nineties lull and more splits, and 2000s union to form CPI(Maoist). Internecine feuds went on through the nineties between MCC, PWG and CPI-ML(UP). MCC pulled some other groups to form MCCI. Most of the leader-folk come from WB and AP primarily. There has been a continual movement of intellectual capacity from WB and AP and back, from the 1905 Partition of Bengal through the language-based agenda, fighting the Nizam and further up over the zamindari and pre-62 days. The more I dig, the more it seems like we just dont understand the cobra at all (no puns intended).
Areas of "domination" of CPI(Maoist): (in order of priority from the most to the least)
Abujhmadh, Bastar and Dankaranya regions in Chhattisgarh
Saranda forests In Jharkhand
Gadchiroli and Chandrapur regions in Maharashtra
Aurangabad, Khagria, Gaya districts in Bihar
Singur, Nandigram, Lalgarh etc in WB
AP-Orissa border regions
And what did we see in the recent Chief Ministerial Conference: Nitish Kumar and Shibu Soren are not keen on fighting the maoists, but on talking with these oiseaules. Naveen Patnaik, Raman Singh is on board. AP is almost cured, but for the Greyhound backlash a year back when 20+ died in the dam sinking incident. WB is hopeless with Mamta using the maoists as a hedge against the maoist-lites. It is safe to say that politicians in India still dont understand the gravity of the shithole the whole internal security apparatus is in, and that folks, should make everyone's heart rate go to the moon. PC and MHA are leading the charge in a really quixotic tryst, more power to them, I hope fortune favors the state machinery and the oldies leading the maoist brigade just die off due to malaria or some jungle-borne illnesses.