The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
On Tehelka Tapes Enquiry
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) welcomes the decision of the UPA government to entrust the CBI with the investigation into the Tehelka tape exposures and to discontinue the enquiry by the judicial commission.
The Tehelka tapes exposed corruption at high levels in the system. Instead of taking action against those about whom prima facie evidence existed, the BJP-led government embarked on a cover-up of the startling exposures. Worse, Tehelka was the subject of an official vendetta campaign. The judicial commission was asked to go into the motives for the Tehelka exposure rather than uncovering the nexus of bribery and corruption.
The country expects a quick investigation and action taken against those guilty of corrupt practices.