The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Home Minister’s Letter: Partisan Approach
The media has reported in detail the contents of a letter sent by the Union Home Minister to the Chief Minister of West Bengal regarding the alleged role of armed cadres of the CPI(M). These reports appeared in the media on December 25, after being briefed about its contents on the 24th.
However, such a letter was not received by the Chief Minister till three days later on December 27.
This is a strange way of communication between the Union Home Minister and the Chief Minister of a state. The media is fully briefed about the letter even before the Chief Minister gets it. This shows that the purpose of the letter is to serve the political interests of the Trinamul Congress which is part of the Union Government.
The Union Home Minister owes an explanation for this partisan approach.