The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The CPI(M) congratulates the people of Bihar who have given a resounding defeat to the BJP alliance in the assembly elections. They have rejected the rank communal campaign conducted by the BJP, led by the Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo with divisive issues like cow and beef and the bogey of reservations for minorities.
The decisive victory of the JD(U)-RJD alliance is a clear indication that the BJP-RSS brand of politics is getting increasingly exposed. It is also an indication that the eighteen month record of the BJP central government which has imposed economic burdens on the people has met with disapproval.
The Bihar verdict will strengthen the fight against the rightwing communal forces.