Saturday, September 29, 2007

Comrade Jagjit Singh Sohal (Sharma)

Comrade Jagjit Singh Sohal, commonly known as Comrade Sharma, was the only co-opted Central Committee member in the CPI (M-L). He was from Ropar district of Punjab. Due the martyrdom of comrades Daya Singh and Bhuja Singh, he became the PCS (Provincial Committee Secretary) of Punjab and was co-opted to the Central Committee. He was a staunch follower of Charu Majumdar, and played an active role in reforming the pro-CM Central Committee after 1972. Later he criticized the CPI (M-L)’s line of annihilation. In 1978, he was instrumental in forming the COC, CPI (M-L) with comrades Suniti Ghosh and Kondapally Seetharamayya.

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