Press Statement

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

NHRC Report Confirms Gujarat CM Has To Go

The preliminary comments of the National Human Rights Commission on the Gujarat situation is a serious indictment of the Narendra Modi government in the way it tackled the unprecedented violence which engulfed the state after the Godhra attack. The NHRC has confirmed what is widely known about the culpability of the BJP state government in its failure to protect the lives of citizens belonging to the minority community and worse for the connivance of the State machinery in the shameful incidents. The Central government must ensure that the recommendations of the NHRC such as handing over of the investigations into the worse crimes to the CBI and the setting up of special courts to try the culprits.

The NHRC’s findings against the Gujarat government make it imperative that Narendra Modi be removed from the Chief Ministership without which no credibility can be restored in the state administration.

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) is in the process of consulting other secular opposition parties so that a united movement can be launched to demand the removal of Narendra Modi from Chief Ministership.

The reports from Gujarat show that the people affected by the violence living in the camps are getting no proper relief, leave alone rehabilitation measures from the state administration. The Polit Bureau appeals to all its state units to collect medicines for the people living in the relief camps to be sent to Gujarat immediately.