Report by Manoranjan Routray, Koraput: Maoists expelled Sabyasachi Panda the secretary of the CPI(Maoist)'s Odisha state organizing committee from the party for his betrayal. This was informed by the party's politburo member Anand, who is also secretary of the party's central regional bureau.
Anand said that "Sabyasachi Panda, the secretary of our Odisha State Organizing Committee released a 16-page letter addressed to the General Secretary of our party, Comrade Ganapathy to the media on 14-07-2012. In cahoots with the ruling classes he spit venom on the CPI (Maoist) and the revolutionary movement led by it and hurled several baseless, sham allegations and fabricated lies. He released this letter with the evil intention of liquidating the party and the revolutionary movement, discarded the ideology of Marxism-Leninism-Maoism and left the vanguard party of the proletariat."
He said that "Panda openly declared that he is completely disassociating himself from the People's War line and revolutionary practice and exposed his modern revisionist face. In the most abominable, crooked and conspiratorial manner he betrayed the party."
Anand said in the press statement that "Panda failed to transform himself into a genuine proletarian revolutionary and had been criticized several times by his colleagues, cadres and the CC comrades for his anti-revolutionary opportunist political views, stands and practice. Even in the state level Special Plenum held in December last year, when he was criticized he accepted only some of his mistakes that too for namesake and escaped answering some of them. This coward ran away leaving the revolutionary movement instead of sincerely realizing and rectifying his mistakes like a true proletarian revolutionary."
Anand said that "It is an open secret that he hurled them with the evil and appalling intention of fulfilling his selfish political motives that serve the ruling classes. Ruling classes bring to the fore people like Panda to gain legitimacy for the foul propaganda they carry on about the revolutionary movement and such phenomena occur frequently in history."
He alleged that "Panda is resorting to the age-old cheap 'divide and rule' tactic by making the allegation that Telugu and Koya comrades are dominating in Odisha. He said that Panda displayed narrow-minded regional chauvinism towards comrades from other states who came to work in Odisha according to the needs of the movement and behaved in a domineering, undemocratic and sectarian manner with them."
Anand said that, "In reality, it was Panda who was trying to establish his dictatorship inside Odisha. After seeing the reviews and decisions made in the Special Plenum he realized that the party cadres are no longer prepared to accept his domination."
It should be noted that Maoist leader Kishanji, who led the Bengal insurgency till he was killed last November, had brokered peace between the Panda and the central committee.
But the differences cropped up again over the abduction of the Italians. During subsequent talks with the government, Panda agreed to stop violence in Odisha.