ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ASSAM -Union Bashing

Union Bashing Seema Guha THE agitation against 'foreign nationals' which has swept over the state like a fever and roused the emotions of thousands of Assamese in the Brahmaputra valley has had an enormous impact on all working class movements in the state. During the course of the now ten month old agitation the anti-Left nature of the movement has been evident to any impartial observer of events. Besides hitting out at the two principal Left forces in Assam, the CPI and the CPI(M), especially the latter, the movement has also tried to break up Left leaning trade unions. The emotional appeal of the protagonists of the agitation to all Assamese people to contribute their mite to save their homeland from being taken over by 'foreign nationals' has found a ready response among many people, irrespective of their party affiliations.

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