Chhattisgarh Mukti Morcha
(Chhattisgarh Liberation Front) is a political party
in the Indian
state of Chhattisgarh
On the 3rd of March 1977
the Chhattisgarh Mines Shramik Sangh (Chhattisgarh Mines Workers' Union) was founded by Shankar Guha Niyogi
. In 1982
CMSS formed CMM as their political front. CMM was formed to fight for the cultural identity of the region and for upliftment for the workers and peasants. CMM organized social campaigns, such as against alcohol abuse and instituted social projects, such as a workers' financed hospital.
Niyogi was murdered in Bhilai 1991
Today Janak Lal Thakur is the president of CMM and Anoop Singh its secretary.
The motto of CMMs is Sangharsh aur Nirman
(Struggle and Construction). Another motto is Virodh Nahi Vikalp
(Not resistance, but alternative).
CMM was neutral on the issue of formation of a separate Chhattisgarh state.
CMM is very active in the struggle against genetically modified
In the legislative assembly elections in Chhattisgarh 2003
CMM had put up eight candidates, whom together mustered 37,335 votes.
- , documentary on S.G. Niyogi and CMM
- on the struggle of CMMs against genetically modified seeds