The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The announcement by the Chief Election Commissioner, Jammu & Kashmir of Block Development Council polls in Jammu & Kashmir on October 24, is a travesty of democracy.
We have brought similar incidents of his violations to your notice earlier in the past too. The Commission, however, seems to think that Shri Modi and Shri Amit Shah are above the electoral process and the Model code of conduct does not apply to them. This has been noted by myriad cartoonists, newspaper editorials and commentators. I hope that the Election Commission will now prove them wrong and initiate prompt and suitable action against Shri Modi.
The Central Committee congratulated the LDF government in Kerala for the manner in which they could contain the dreaded Nipah virus from spreading. The efforts of the state government have earned accolades from international agencies including the World Health Organisation.
We appeal to all peace and democracy loving people in the country to raise their voice against this violence and murder of democracy by the TMC. We urge all our units to protest this cold-blooded murder of democracy and people’s right to vote urgently and to organize widespread protests by mobilizing the people.
The Polit Bureau thanks the 45 per cent of the voters who extended support to the CPI(M) and the Left Front. The Party will carefully examine the reasons for this electoral setback and take necessary remedial measures. The CPI(M) assures the people of Tripura that it will continue to champion the cause of all sections of the working people and uphold tribal-non tribal unity.
Shri Nilotpal Basu, member of the Central Secretariat of Communist Party of India (Marxist) met Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Om Prakash Rawat, today and expressed certain concerns regarding Tripura Assembly election.