Press Statement

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

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist elements who have engineered multiple blasts in Ahmedabad leading to a large number of deaths and injuries to over a hundred people. The utterly diabolical nature of the attacks can be seen in the way bombs were blasted in two hospitals, including a trauma centre hitting the most vulnerable. Coming just a day after the Bangalore bomb blasts and the earlier blasts in Jaipur it is evident that the terrorist network is bent upon a course of destabilization and causing communal discord in the country.

The country wants to know from the Central Government why it has failed, even after so many attacks, to track down and nail the terrorists. What are the weaknesses in the intelligence set-up, in the coordination with State Governments, in the urgent steps which are required to be taken.

The CPI(M) while expressing its deep grief and condolences to the families of those who have been killed in the blasts, calls upon the people to maintain calm and peace and foil the nefarious designs of the terrorists to create communal divisions among our people.