Modi Attacks Election Commission

Friday, August 23, 2002

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Narendra Modi’s Attack on CEC Intolerable

Narendra Modi has made a public attack, questioning the integrity of the Chief Election Commissioner, J.M. Lyngdoh, on the basis of his religious identity. Any personal attack on the CEC for his official conduct of work would by itself been unconscionable, to make him a target on the basis of religion is intolerable. This episode exposes Modi’s fascist mentality towards the minorities and should enable the entire country to understand what is at the root of the problem in Gujarat today.

It is shocking, though revealing, that the national leadership of the BJP who act as the mentors of Narendra Modi, should remain silent and refuse to condemn his remarks. If any further proof is required about the unsuitability of Narendra Modi continuing as Chief Minister, it is this outburst.