The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The recent incidents on the border with Bangladesh has caused widespread concern. The barbaric killing of fifteen BSF personnel on the Bangladesh side, when both the countries have close and friendly ties, has shocked the country. The CPI(M) conveys its heartfelt condolences to the families of the jawans killed in the incidents.
The Vajpayee government must immediately provide a credible explanation as to how such a situation came into being on the North-Eastern borders.