The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) met in New Delhi on July 19-20, 2008. It has issued the following statement:
withdrawal of Support
The Central Committee fully endorsed the decision of the Polit Bureau to withdraw support from the UPA government on July 9. The Central Committee wished to record that for three years since the Indo-US nuclear deal was announced, the CPI(M) and the Left parties have waged a resolute struggle against the nuclear deal with the United States. It is shocking that the Manmohan Singh government went to the Board of Governors for approval of the draft Safeguards Agreement without revealing the text to the country. The 123 agreement with the United States was similarly signed without taking the country into confidence.
The most recent betrayal by the Manmohan Singh government has been the going back on its public commitment not to approach the Board of Governors of the IAEA without facing the trust motion in the Lok Sabha.
The Manmohan Singh government does not deserve to remain in office for this blatant violation of the Common Minimum Programme and for its criminal neglect in tackling price rise and inflation.
The Central Committee appealed to all secular and democratic parties to vote against the confidence motion being brought by the UPA government. The Congress and the Samajwadi Party are desperately trying to mobilise the support of Members of Parliament using money power and unscrupulous methods. Even MPs who are convicted of serious crimes are being brought in support.
The Central Committee welcomed the efforts to bring various non-BJP, non-Congress parties together to fight against the nuclear deal and the UPA government.
The Central Committee publicly censured Comrade Subhas Chakraborty, member of the State Secretariat of West Bengal for making statements challenging the Party line. He should conform to the norms of the Party.