East Pakistan Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)
, a communist party in the erstwhile East Pakistan
. The party emerged in 1966, after a split in the Communist Party of East Pakistan
. Sukhendu Dastidar
became the general secretary of EPCP(M-L).Amin, Md. Nurul.
in Asian Survey, Vol. 26, No. 7. (Jul., 1986), pp. 759-773.
<!-- EPCP(M-L) was founded in 1969
when the general secretary of the pro-China National Awami Party
, Mohammed Toha, broke away. EPCP(M-L) had a programme of People's Democratic Revolution and launched armed struggle. EPCP(M-L) opposed both the Pakistani
rulers and the Awami League
. --><!--Another group called EPCP(M-L) was led by Abdul Matin. This party had support of the Indian CPI
led by Charu Majumdar
. Also this group was engaged in armed struggle. They led a campaign of annihilation of 'class enemies' in several districts. -->
In 1971, EPCP(M-L) was divided over how to view the Bangladesh Liberation War
. Two separate EPCP(M-L)s were formed, one led by Mohammed Toha and one led by Abdul Haque. Toha's EPCP(M-L) evolved into the Communist Party of Bangladesh
, in Asian Survey, Vol. 19, No. 2, A Survey of Asia in 1978: Part II. (Feb., 1979), pp. 191-197.In 1978 Haque's party took the name Revolutionary Communist Party of Bangladesh