People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 28

July 20 , 2008


'Speaker Himself Will Decide'

Prakash Karat, general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), has issued the following statement on July 14, 2008

A LOT of speculation is going on in the media regarding the position of the speaker of the Lok Sabha, Comrade Somnath Chatterjee.

I have already stated that any decision will be taken by the speaker himself. This has been reiterated by the speaker through a statement by his office on July 10, 2008.

We do not want the office of the speaker being dragged into any unnecessary controversy.