West Bengal

West Bengal: Release CPI(M) Leaders

The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the brutal police assault on a peaceful protest in Purba Bardhaman district headquarters in West Bengal.  Over 250 CPI(M) activists and leaders were seriously injured and over 170 were arrested. 41 of these, including Central Committee member of CPI(M) Comrade Abhas Roy Choudhury, have been denied bail and imprisoned.

C.C. Communique

n Kerala, the Party will continue to contest elections as part of the LDF. In Tamilnadu, the CPI(M) will contest the elections as part of the DMK led alliance. In Assam, the CPI(M) will contest the elections in cooperation with all secular opposition parties including the Congress to defeat the incumbent BJP government in the state, which is sharpening communal polarization, destabilizing social harmony and heaping miseries on the people. In West Bengal, the CPI(M) and the Left Front will have an electoral understanding with all secular parties, including the Congress, which seek to defeat the BJP and the TMC.