The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The results of the Bihar assembly elections make it clear that the Rashtriya Janata Dal has emerged as the largest single party. In a situation where no single party or combination has got a majority, it is incumbent upon the Governor to call upon the leader of the Rashtriya Janata Dal to form the government. The CPI(M) appeals to all secular parties and groups to ensure that the verdict in Bihar, which is for a secular government, is respected by ensuring that a RJD-led government comes into being.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) congratulates the people of Bihar who have stood firm for secular and democratic values against the big offensive launched by the reactionary and communal forces who were backed by powerful forces including the big business media.