The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) condemns the detention of Sitaram Yechury General Secretary of the Party and D Raja, General Secretary of the CPI at the Srinagar airport. This shows the authoritarian face of the BJP government.
Sitaram Yechury and D Raja had gone to Srinagar to visit Md Tarigami, MLA, the ailing leader of the CPI(M) and to meet the people of J&K.
The Polit Bureau calls upon the people to protest this anti-democratic act of the BJP government.
(Hari Singh Kang)
For CPI(M) Central Committee office