The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its strong disagreement with the central government over the insincere manner in which the food security legislation is being handled. The CPI(M) had wanted the central government to give utmost priority to this matter. However, the Union Government failed to bring in a proper legislation for nearly four years for the consideration of parliament, and now an ordinance is being promulgated. The ordinance route shows contempt for parliament and is anti-democratic.
The law promulgated by ordinance does not provide for a Universal Public Distribution System and there are other defects. The CPI(M) will raise these objections and push for amendments to the Bill when it comes up in parliament.