The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Indian electorate has given a decisive verdict in favour of the BJP and its allies.
The CPI(M) has suffered a severe setback in these elections. We shall introspect the reasons for this and draw proper lessons for the future.
The CPI(M) thanks all those people who have voted for its candidates. The PB salutes all those who worked in carrying forward the CPI(M)’s message in these elections to the people.
There are very big challenges ahead regarding the defence of our secular democratic Republic, the institutions of Constitutional authority, people’s rights and livelihood issues.
The Polit Bureau calls upon the people to safeguard harmony and to unitedly come forward to meet these challenges in the future.
(Hari Singh Kang)
For CPI(M) Central Committee office