The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Withdraw Action against Students in Wardha
The CPI(M) expresses its opposition to the expulsion of six students by the authorities of Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Viswa Vidyalaya in Wardha, Maharashtra for conducting a dharna and writing a letter to Prime Minister Modi on public issues, by invoking the Model Code of Conduct now in force for the assembly elections.
Citing the Model Code of Conduct, which is for election campaign, to take action is specious and irrelevant inside a campus. The victimization of students by the University authorities is undemocratic and against all the values of Gandhi in whose name the university was established.
The CPI(M) demands the immediate cancellation of the order of expulsion of the students.
For CPI(M) Central Committee Office