The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
CPI(M) Supports the Coal Workers Strike.
At the call of the five national federations of coal workers affiliated to various Central Trade Unions, seven lakh workers in the coal mines under Coal India Ltd and Singareni Coal Mines have gone on total strike from January 6. This total strike in the coal sector is to protest against the ordinance promulgated by the Government of India leading to denationalization of coal mining in the country.
The Polit Bureau congratulates and greets the coal workers for building up total unity and for a successful strike. The CPI(M) fully supports the demand of the workers to withdraw the coal mines ordinance.