Supreme Court

On the Supreme Court Verdict

It is necessary to clarify the difference between making an appeal on any of these elements for electoral gain or the defeat of an opponent candidate and the  raising of issues of social discrimination and injustices.  The latter are essential elements of any electoral discourse for attaining social justice and cannot be prohibited.

Central Govt. Must Intervene

The BJP heads the central government and the Haryana government and is a partner of the ruling coalition in Punjab. Given this situation, the central government must urgently intervene to ensure that tensions do not escalate. It is imperative that an agreement be evolved at the earliest.

Scrap the AFSPA

The Supreme Court judgement on the use of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has underlined how this draconian law is a threat to the safety and lives of citizens. This Act ensures that the security forces can act with impunity and kill people without being brought to justice. The Court has held that such killings are “destructive of the rule of law and plainly unconstitutional”.

Uttarakhand Verdict Welcome

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) welcomes the judicial verdict on the floor test held in the Uttarkhand assembly, upholding the Constitution and the Bommai judgement that lays down that the majority has to be proved on the floor of the assembly and Article 356 should be used only as a last resort.