Press Statement

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

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the highly provocative attempted terrorist attack within the precincts of the protected site in Ayodhya. The action of the security forces thwarted the attempt and prevented any damage in the area. The attack was clearly designed to inflame communal passions. The CPI(M) appeals to the people not to fall prey to any rumour mongering and to maintain peace and communal harmony. It urges the Central Government to order a thorough and transparent inquiry into the attack, to identify and bring to book those behind the attack, to pinpoint any lapses and to take necessary measures.