The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
Gruesome Train Accident
Deep Grief at the Loss of Lives
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) expresses its deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their dear ones in this worst rail accident in recent times. The PB calls upon all concerned authorities to prevent the rise of the death toll by ensuring speedy and urgent medical attention to the injured.
The reasons leading to the derailment of the Yeshwantpur express in the first place which caused the collusion with the Coromandal express leading to the multiple train accident near Bahanaga railway station Balasore district, Odisha have to be established through a thorough probe. Serious questions on matters concerning railway safety should be the priority which cannot be ignored in the plans for ‘modernization’ by the Modi government.
For CPI(M) Central Committee Office