The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the cowardly attack on its Central Committee office in New Delhi.


At around 3.30 p.m. this evening a few goons owing allegiance to the rightwing forces attacked the Party headquarters. Party comrades who rushed to defend the office apprehended one of the attackers and handed him over to the Delhi Police. The Delhi Police must thoroughly investigate this incident and take action against the culprits and their mentors.


Those who hero worship the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi as a “national hero” have the temerity to accuse the CPI(M) of being anti-national. We do not require certificates of patriotism from such elements. This is a politically motivated attack on the CPI(M) Party headquarters. The CPI(M) will meet this challenge politically and defend ourselves against such attacks.