March 13, 2015


Press Statement


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 Chandy government’s use of police to brutally  attack LDF MLAs inside the assembly and against the public outside the assembly premises. LDF MLAs and the people were protesting demanding that Finance Minister, K.M. Mani should not place the budget as there is a vigilance probe against him which was instituted by the UDF government on allegations of corruption.


As many as 20 MLAs have been seriously injured in the attack with some being admitted to the ICU.


The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) warns the UDF government to heed to the voice of the people. Such attempts to stifle democratic protests by the people and their representatives will not be tolerated. The P.B. calls upon the people to strongly voice their protest against this brutal attack on democratic rights by the UDF government.