October 25, 2019
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The election results of the assemblies of Maharashtra and Haryana and bye elections in various states like Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Kerala and Assam, clearly show that the impact of communal nationalist jingoistic emotional propaganda fanned by the BJP is waning. Both the Prime Minister and Home Minister aggressively mounted a Hindutva nationalist campaign. In Maharashtra, the BJP-Shiv Sena returned to government with a reduced majority. In Haryana, the BJP failed to win a majority. Having lost the government, the BJP will resort to its usual sordid horse-trading. The opposition will have to get its act together to prevent such hijacking of people’s mandate.
The grim reality of increasing burdens on people’s livelihood with the economic recession deepening is coming to the fore. This underlines the need for intensifying popular united struggles on people’s growing economic miseries.
The Polit Bureau congratulates the CPI(M)-led LDF for wresting two sitting seats from the UDF. In Maharashtra the CPI(M) scored a significant victory in Dahanu. The CPI(M) salutes the people who reposed faith in it.