Press Statement

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

CPI(M) Condemns the Terrorist Attack in Gandhinagar

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the terrorist attack at the Akshardham temple complex of the Swaminarayan sect in Gandhinagar in Gujarat on Tuesday, September 24.

This dastardly attack has so far claimed lives of 24 innocent people while injuring 70. This attack constitutes yet another assault on the secular fabric of our country which has been under severe strain recently in Gujarat.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) appeals to all sections of people to maintain calm and not fall prey to provocation. Any action that seeks to inflame the already tense communal atmosphere will only play into the hands of the anti-national forces.