Comrade Bansidhar Rai Ghatwar

a veteran comrade of Behali in Sonitpur district, (Assam), passed away from a stroke on 1 March. He was 78.

Comrade Bansidhar joined the party in the 1980s, since the inception of our work in Behali. When the party was underground, his house and family was a party shelter, and the whole family was involved in the party’s work. His two brothers and two sons continue to be active in the party.

Comrade Bansidhar played a leading role in all movements in the district. He was an active member of the Telanganiya local party committee.

In 1992, he was elected uncontested as a gram panchayat member. He had been active in anti-corruption movements in the panchayat, and in people’s struggles against erosion of Borgang river. He was one of the organisers of the Grameen Shramik Santha (AIALA).

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