Press Statement

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

Attack on Parliament Condemned

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the armed attack on Parliament House by a terrorist squad. Six security personnel, including Rajya Sabha watch & ward staff, were killed and many others injured in the attack. The Parliament was carefully chosen as a target for this attack as it symbolises the democratic system.

While it is a matter of relief that none of the members of Parliament were harmed nor the Parliament building damaged, it must be seriously probed how the attackers’ squad manage to enter the Parliament compound. The Home Minister had warned about the possibility of an attack on parliament. The recent bomb attack on the J&K assembly was a pointer. In this light it must be probed how this security lapse took place.

The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of the security personnel who were killed in the attack.