The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Shiv Sena chief, Bal Thackeray, has made yet another speech inciting communal hatred. At a public rally he has called upon Hindus to take to terrorism and form suicide squads. The Maharashtra state government must act immediately to show that Bal Thackeray is not above the law. It must file a case against him for inciting hatred against religious minorities.
The Vajpayee government cannot remain silent. It must come out denouncing this speech as the Shiv Sena is a partner in the government.