and the State and would play a decisive role to combat
revisionist forces inside the party.
In those days a weekly called Howrah Hitaishee
was already in circulation. This weekly emerged in a
changed form as Deshhitaishee to
wage ideological battle against revisionism, to rouse
people against misrule of Congress Party, to mobilize
public opinion against detention of political prisoners
and worsening food crisis in West Bengal. It started
its glorious journey on 16th August, 1963. Reputed journalist
Comrade Mohit Maitra became the first editor of Deshhitaishee
and Comrade Sudhangsu Dasgupta was entrusted with the
overall responsibility of running the weekly.