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

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) severely condemns the brutal killing of two CPI(M) activists in Komanapalli village in Bhadrachalam district of Andhra Pradesh by a Maoist gang.
The sarpanch of the village, Kaviti Rajulu and his father were dragged out from their house by the Maoist gang and savagely murdered.
The Maoists are targetting the CPI(M) wherever they are working in the tribal areas and amongst the rural poor. Apart from the killing spree in West Midnapur and adjoining districts in West Bengal, the Maoists in the recent months have killed a CPI(M) worker in Kanker district in Chattisgarh and attacked a Party office in Sundargarh district in Orissa.
These violent and murderous activities of the Maoists exposes their true nature. They help the reactionary forces and the ruling classes by targetting the cadres and workers of the CPI(M) belonging to the oppressed classes who have been organising the people.
The CPI(M) will resolutely fight the Maoists and counter their disruptive activities. The Polit Bureau calls upon the police and the administration in Andhra Pradesh to track down the culprits responsible for the murders in Bhadrachalam district.