On Election Results

May 23, 2019

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

The Indian electorate has given a decisive verdict in favour of the BJP and its allies.

The CPI(M) has suffered a severe setback in these elections. We shall introspect the reasons for this and draw proper lessons for the future.

The CPI(M) thanks all those people who have voted for its candidates. The PB salutes all those who worked in carrying forward the CPI(M)’s message in these elections to the people.

There are very big challenges ahead regarding the defence of our secular democratic Republic, the institutions of Constitutional authority, people’s rights and livelihood issues.

The Polit Bureau calls upon the people to safeguard harmony and to unitedly come forward to meet these challenges in the future.

(Hari Singh Kang)

For CPI(M) Central Committee office

UP Election Results

August 7, 2009

Press Statement

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

On UP Assembly Election Results

The people of Uttar Pradesh have given a clear verdict in favour of the Bahujan Samaj Party. With the BSP getting an absolute majority, the way has been cleared for a single party government after nearly one and a half decades. It remains to be seen how the new government headed by Ms. Mayawati will fulfill the expectations of the people.

The verdict in UP has been significant in its rejection of the communal politics of the BJP. The fact that the BJP has lost both in terms of seats and percentage of votes shows how the people refused to be swayed by divisive communal issues. In contrast, the Samajwadi Party has retained its electoral base even though it has lost the elections. The defeat of the SP is mainly due to the lawlessness and criminal activities under its regime and the gathering of all the anti-incumbency vote around the BSP.

The elections have shown the strong influence of caste appeal in the state which has been adversely affecting the prospects of the Left. The CPI(M) and the Left will have to take this reality into account in formulating its strategy to project an independent platform based on the real issues affecting the people.