Comrade D S Deshpande

THE Central Committee of CPIML joins our comrades from the Lal Nishan Party in paying homage to Comrade D S Deshpande, a revolutionary comrade, freedom fighter and trade union leader of the municipal workers in Pune.

Comrade Deshpande, 93, joined the freedom struggle as a volunteer in the Rashtra Seva Dal and soon joined the revolutionary movement as an activist of the Navjivan Sanghatana. This nucleus transformed into the Lal Nishan Party. He stood up for the revolutionary path and remained a Marxist-Leninist till the end.

We join you all in raising a last revolutionary salute to the departed comrade. We solemnly resolve to carry forward the revolutionary legacy left behind.

Red Salute Comrade D S Deshpande!