Life is a soup. I am a fork. Can't resist copying this one :)
Aug 15, 2022 • 25 tweets • 13 min read
Today is a day to introduce some forgotten freedom fighters.
They had one common link - all were communists. And they didn’t send any mercy petition to the British.🧵 #IndiaAt75
-#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav1. Muzaffar Ahmed. Chief accused in Meerut conspiracy. 3 years in Andaman Cellular jail. Arrested in 1929, released in 1936 - the longest term in the Meerut case. Moved to India after partition. @cpimspeak founder member.
Jul 23, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
In 2008, a video surfaced showing CPI MLA in Nandigram, Md Ilyas taking ₹10000 from an NGO. Ilyas vehemently denied the allegation and an Assembly inquiry panel cleared him. CPI withdrew its suspension. But in a charged Nandigram, the video was a big blow. 1/4
In by-election that followed his resignation, Trinamool won his seat. 2 time MLA Ilyas quit politics. He died in April 2022 in a city hospital. He was 64. This is the house he lived. Sankudeb Panda, who framed him was a Trinamool leader then. Partha Chatterjee’s close aide. 2/4