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

CPI(M) Condemns The Decision Of Mayawati

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the decision of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Mayawati, not to issue a fresh notification to constitute a special court to try the BJP leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Uma Bharati in the Babri Masjid demolition case. It is obvious that Mayawati has taken this decision under pressure and connivance of the BJP leaders, to save the BSP-BJP coalition government in Uttar Pradesh. It reveals to what length the BJP leadership can go to circumvent the law. The UP Chief Minister has provided reprieve to the BJP leadership on the specious plea that CBI could initiate the case in "any competent ordinary court." When the case has not got going in the special court in almost ten years, one can well imagine what will be its fate in an ordinary court where the proceedings will have to take place afresh.

The Polit Bureau urges upon the President of India to intervene to safeguard the rule of law and not allow it to be subverted.