Prakash Karat on media controversy on the position of Speaker

Monday, July 14, 2008

Press Statement

Prakash Karat, General Secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), has issued the following statement:

A lot of speculation is going on in the media regarding the position of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Comrade Somnath Chatterjee.

I have already stated that any decision will be taken by the Speaker himself. This has been reiterated by the Speaker through a statement by his office on July 10, 2008.

We do not want the office of the Speaker being dragged into any unnecessary controversy.