The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) strongly condemns the brutal police firings on May 23 and 24, killing 35 people and injuring more than a hundred, in Rajasthan. The Vasundhara Raje government which has earned notoriety in police firings is solely responsible for the present killings. The BJP government has not learnt any lesson from last year’s incidents and completely bungled in tackling the agitation.
The Polit Bureau urges upon the Vasundhara Raje government to immediately stop police repression and talk to the leaders of the agitation for arriving at an amicable settlement.