Press Statement

 Sitaram Yechury, Member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

A disinformation campaign on the issue of the inclusion of the Lok Sabha Speaker’s name in the CPI(M) MPs list submitted to the President of India, is doing the rounds.

What I had said is that the Speaker’s name should be included in the CPI(M) list as he was elected as a CPI(M) candidate but with an asterisk denoting that currently he is the Lok Sabha Speaker, as is the normal parliamentary practice.