Tuesday, August 16, 2011 to Monday, August 15, 2011
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Arrest of Anna Hazare Condemned
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the arrest of Anna Hazare and the ban on the hunger strike in Delhi. This is an attack on the democratic rights of citizens to protest peacefully. It shows how the Congress leadership is intolerant to any anti-corruption movement as their government is itself steeped in high-level corruption.
The Polit Bureau reiterates that the official Lok Pal Bill presented in parliament is weak and inadequate. A strong popular movement has to be built up to ensure that an effective legislation is adopted by parliament.