Ranchi: The Communist Party of India (Maoist) is involved in wide arrangements to popularise the dead Maoist leader Mallojula Koteshwara Rao alias ‘Kishanji’ who was killed on November 24 on Jharkhand-West Bengal border in the Jungalmahal forests.

The CPI(M) has published a 40-page book on the life of the slain leader in Telugu and is planning to launch its translation copies in Hindi, English, Bengali, Oriya and other languages.

The biography named ‘Comrade Kishenji’ contains two of his rare pictures: one of him sitting calmly at a Maoist camp and the other in a poem written at the end of the book of him sitting with a wireless in his hand.

The book reveals that Kishenji was also known by names of Kotanna, Prahlad, Ramji and Vimal, besides terming the Jungalmahal clash as a fake encounter.

According to a senior official who is keeping a close watch on the activities of Maoists, the naxals are worried about the fast disappearance of their top leaders. Therefore a book has been published to boost the morale of the young Maoist brigade amid concerns regarding absence of leadership.

The party has been in deep crisis since Kishenji’s death. As mentioned in the note issued by party’s central committee spokesperson Abhay, Kishenji had bravely fought since Jagityal movement in Andhra Pradesh in 1970 to Lalgarh in West Bengal until his last breath.

The book accuses Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, P Chidambaram, Pranab Mukherjee and Jairam Ramesh of killing the Maoist leader which is a big loss to the naxal community.

Abhay says that instead of grieving on the loss of prominent leaders, the cadres must lead the war by following the footsteps of Comrade Kotanna (Kishenji).