(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)
January 03, 2010
On the Situation in Andhra Pradesh
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) expresses its
concern at the situation in Andhra Pradesh. The Congress Party and the
have thoroughly mishandled the issue of Telangana that has resulted in
current rise of tensions and conflicts. It is the responsibility of the
Congress Party to work for the restoration of normalcy. Though the
had announced that it would
undertake a process of consultations with all political parties and civil society, the modalities for this is not announced so far. The central government must begin this process immediately in order to restore peace and normalcy in the state.
CPI(M) reiterates its consistent position that the linguistic basis for
organisation of the states in the country should not be disturbed as
lead to innumerable demands all across the country, given our vast
and plurality. Further the linguistic re-organisation of states
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the wanton destruction of properties and attacks on political leaders in the state. It appeals to the people of Andhra Pradesh, all political parties and civil society to exercise the utmost restraint and work together for restoring normalcy.