The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the
following statement:

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the manner in which MLAs
belonging to the Shiv Sena have been spirited away to Surat and then to
Guwahati, both BJP-ruled states.  This has been done by the BJP utilising
the State machinery in both states.  The Central agencies have also been
utilised to target ministers and legislators of the Maha Vikas Aghadi
government with the aim of destabilising the government.

This shameless use of State power is in line with earlier efforts to target
opposition-ruled state governments with a view to topple them.

The Polit Bureau calls upon all democratic sections to protest against this
misuse of State power to undermine democracy.