Saturday, January 15, 2011
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau expresses its deep grief and shock at the loss of over hundred lives and injuries to many due to an accident and stampede in Pulmedu in Idukki district of Kerala. The incident involved pilgrims returning from the Sabarimala temple.
All steps should be taken to provide succor and relief to the survivors of the tragedy. The Polit Bureau conveys its heartfelt sympathy and condolences to all those families who have suffered a grevious loss.
At the beginning of the meeting of the Polit Bureau at Kolkata, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of all those who have died.