Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

L.K.Advani’s diatribe against the Communists in his address to the CII is on expected lines. A man who himself was chargesheeted in the Ayodhya case and who manipulated the CBI as Home Minister to get himself acquitted is now advising the UPA Government on good governance. What has rattled Advani is the demand of the Left to investigate the Centaur Hotel deal because such an investigation will bring out the racketeering in the sale of public assets to benefit persons connected to the RSS and BJP.

As Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Advani patronized, defended and tried to cover up the worst communal pogrom in Gujarat in the history of India. State complicity has been confirmed by his colleague Sundar Singh Bhandari then Governor of Gujarat. Advani’s ire is directed against communists because it is communists who have been relentless in their pursuit of justice against those responsible.

Advani lectures on inclusive growth when it is the economic polices of his Government which excluded and denied the vast mass of the poor their basic rights for which reason his party was rejected by the people.
It is amusing that a person who has led a perpetual boycott of parliament and who has adopted the most negative and confrontationist approach against the UPA Government should now adopt the hypocritical stance of advising the Government of how to fulfill its duties.