THE Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses is profound grief at the death of a former member of the Central Committee of the CPI(M) and a veteran of the communist movement in Bihar, Comrade Vijaykant Thakur, who died this morning. He was 86 years old.
A leader of many mass movements in Bihar, Vijaykant Thakur was a student activist in 1955-56, who later on joined the undivided Communist Party. He joined the CPI(M) in 1975. He served as the secretary of the Dharbhanga district committee of the Party for a long period. He was the secretary of the Bihar state committee of the Party from 2005 to 2015. He was elected to the Central Committee of the Party at its 20th Congress and retired at the last Congress due to old age.
A militant leader, he led various struggles of the poor and landless peasants in Dharbhanga, Purnea and other districts of Bihar. The successful struggles that he led for the eviction of land illegally occupied by landlords and the land mafia and for redistribution among the poor and the landless earned him immense popularity among these sections.
He was general secretary of the Bihar unit of the All India Kisan Sabha for a long time and also a member of the All India Kisan Council.
He was elected as the president of the Kansi gram panchayat for a record forty years uninterruptedly. His spartan life style attracted many.
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) conveys its heartfelt condolences to his wife and children and the entire membership of the Party in Bihar.
Comrade Vijaykant Thakur, Leader of Left Movement is No More
LEADER of the Left movement and former member of the CPI(M) Central Committee and former state secretary, Comrade Vijaykant Thakur is no more. The entire area in Darbhanga was gripped in shock as news of his death reached. He died on August 12. Even at the age of 87 years, he was active in politics and participated in action programmes.
A beeline of people waited to pay their last respects. The cremation took place at his village Kanshi in Sadar Prakhand. At the cremation ground, large number of people had assembled to pay homage to the departed leader.
Comrade Vijaykant was inspired by the socialist movement during his early days. He worked with people like Karpoori Thakur and Dhanik Lal Mandal in Darbhanga region. During that period he became the member of the Communist Party with the guidance of Bhogender Jha, ex-MP, and later, joined the CPI(M) after its.
He stood with the struggles of kisans, workers and students. He was the village sarpanch of Kanshi panchayat for a very long period. He had an important contribution to the establishment of Kameshwar Singh Darbangha Sanskrit Vishvavidyalaya.