Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Reject this Throttling of Parliament
The suspension of 4 opposition MPs of the Lok Sabha and 20 MPs of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha including two MPs of the CPI(M) on successive days is a serious blow to the democratic functioning of Parliament. It is also an assault on the basic rights of freedom of expression of members of Parliament.
It is the Modi government that has been stubbornly refusing to accept any motion moved by the opposition under the Rules for a structured discussion on the burning problems being faced by the people, destroying their lives, like price rise, unemployment etc.  While publicly claiming that they wish to discuss all issues in the Parliament, they have been deliberately obstructing any such discussion. The Modi government is singularly responsible for destroying the Parliament as the supreme forum to discuss the issues of people‚Äôs concern and public interest.
The Modi government has been systematically devaluing Parliament and muzzling the voice of the opposition. This has to be resisted by mobilizing public opinion and launching a united struggle to defend democracy.