The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the attempt on the life of Comrade Rakesh Singha, Member of the Central Committee of the CPI(M) and CITU leader in Himachal Pradesh. Rakesh Singha is leading an ongoing struggle of the workers at the Wangtoo Karcham hydroelectric project built by the Jaypee company at Kinnaur. While traveling for a rally of the workers in Kinnaur an attempt was made by a vehicle to run over Rakesh Singha who escaped with minor injuries. The vehicle used in the attack along with the persons in it were apprehended by the local people.
This heinous attack on Rakesh Singha was obviously planned in order to suppress the workers struggle. The state government has been supporting the efforts of the Jaypee company to break the strike.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) demands firm action on the FIR lodged regarding this attack. All those responsible must be apprehended and proceeded against.
Rakesh Singha Attacked: Act Firmly