The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) is shocked at the crash of the Air India Express plane at Mangalore Airport. It is deeply grieved at the loss of lives of around 160 passengers and crew.
The Polit Bureau extends its heartfelt sympathy to all those who have lost their family members in the crash.
A proper enquiry must be expeditiously conducted to ascertain the cause for the crash and to take remedial measures if necessary.