Press Statement
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Sainthia Rail Accident
The Polit Bureau expresses its shock and sorrow at the terrible railway accident due to the collision of two trains in Sainthia railway station leading to the tragic death of at least 60 persons. It conveys its deep condolences to the families of those killed and sympathy to those injured.
The number of rail accidents has been unprecedented in the last one year. Maintenance of equipment and safety measures are being neglected in the railways. One lakh jobs in safety related jobs remain vacant. The government cannot keep quiet about the present state of affairs in the railways.