January 29, 2019


Press Statement


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


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong disapproval of the petition moved by the Central Government in the Supreme Court to ‘remove the status quo on the non-disputed land’ that it had acquired in Ayodhya.  It wants to hand over this land to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas that had been set up by the VHP to undertake the construction of the Ram temple on the site. 


In 1993, the Supreme Court had ordered that the status quo be maintained on 67 acres of land that had been acquired.  The Centre now claims that only 0.313 acres is actually disputed.


This move by the Centre is clearly aimed at appeasing the Sangh Parivar which is demanding immediate construction of the temple at all costs.  Obviously, all these moves are being orchestrated keeping the impending Lok Sabha elections in mind.


The Polit Bureau strongly condemns this devious effort to pre-empt the Supreme Court decision.