(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
November 22, 2009
CPI(M) Condemns MNS Vandalism
IN a statement
issued on November 10 by its secretary, Dr Ashok Dhawale, the
To recall, on the day MNS MLAs launched a physical assault on Abu Azmi, a SP legislator, on the floor of the assembly for taking oath in Hindi. Their behavious towards Smt Meenakshi Patil, a senior PWP MLA, was also deplorable and unbecoming. The CPI(M) said these actions were merely detrimental to our national integrity and our national interest but also fascistic and undemocratic.
The CPI(M) statement recalled that the constitution formulated and given to the Indian nation by its great and revered architect, Padmbhushan Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, contains safeguards for the just rights of the minorities and abounds with appropriate provisions for the purpose. The right and liberty given to Indian citizens to take the oath of loyalty on the floor of a state assembly in any Indian language is one such provision.
The statement said the vandalism of MNS MLAs was in fact a conspiracy to disrupt the unity, amity and democratic sentiments of the citizens at large. The CPI(M) state committee therefore appealed to all patriotic citizens to be vigilant to safeguard the social, communal and national harmony.