People's Democracy

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


No. 28

July 20 , 2008


Disinformation  Campaign

Sitaram Yechury, member of the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement on July 16, 2008

A disinformation campaign on the issue of the inclusion of the Lok Sabha speaker's name in the CPI(M) MPs list submitted to the president of India, is doing the rounds.

What I had said is that the speaker's name should be included in the CPI(M) list as he was elected as a CPI(M) candidate but with an asterisk denoting that currently he is the Lok Sabha speaker, as is the normal parliamentary practice.