People's Democracy(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
May 13, 2007
On EC Directive To BJP
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued the following statement on May 9
The Election Commission has directed the BJP to publicly condemn the contents of the CD issued by it during the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. This should have been done before the elections were over in UP. The CPI(M), in its representation to the Commission, had stated that it is not enough for the BJP to disassociate itself from the CD and that it should publicly apologise and condemn the contents of the CD.
The BJP leadership has to comply with the decision of the Election Commission and issue an unqualified condemnation of the contents of the CD. In case it fails to do so, the Election Commission should take further action, so that the use of communal propaganda and the campaign during the election is put an end to.