The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the spread of violence in Assam. The attacks and counter attacks in Assam as well as in Bihar must be stopped forthwith. It is absolutely necessary to assist both the state governments in controlling the situation. Apart from meeting the request for additional security forces made by the state governments, wherever necessary, the Centre must deploy the army under civilian authority in critical areas. Unless immediate measures are taken, the situation can well deteriorate further.
The CPI(M) appeals to the people of both states not to fall prey to provocations and to help restore normalcy.