July 8, 2013


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 bomb blasts in Bodhgaya, a venerated place of worship for millions of believers across the world.  It is fortunate  that no serious damage was done to the Mahabodhi temple and the Bodhi tree although it is a matter of serious concern that some monks suffered injuries.


No effort should be spared to identify and nab the culprits responsible for this heinous crime. It is also necessary to inquire how the criminals could have access to the area which was supposedly under security cover with police posted on the premises.  Once again the issue of better and sustained coordination between the Centre and State Governments comes to the forefront as does that of the capacity of intelligence agencies. On both fronts the government has to take urgent steps.