People's Democracy

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


No. 42

October 17, 2010


‘Gross Violation Of Democratic Norms In Karnataka’


The following is the statement issued by Prakash Karat, general secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), on October 12, 2010


THE vote of confidence conducted in the Karnataka assembly was farcical and a gross violation of democratic norms.  The CPI(M) reiterates that a proper vote of confidence must be taken in the assembly in which all MLAs are allowed to participate and the vote recorded.


Without doing so, the Yeddyurappa government cannot be treated as having acquired a vote of confidence.