The Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] central committee has expressed its commitment to the INDI Alliance, even after the Janata Dal (United) exit in Bihar.
However, the CPI(M) did not refrain from criticising the Congress.
The communist party labeled the Congress’s approach as "negative and anti-democratic" towards the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, reported The Hindu.
The party also asserted that the people of Kerala would reject what it described as the Congress's disruptive approach.
In addition, the CPI(M) denounced the recent Ram Temple inauguration at Ayodhya, characterising it as a state-sponsored event aimed at electoral gains.
“Both the President and Vice President of India sent congratulatory messages to the Prime Minister variously hailing him as having ‘redeemed a pledge’, “India’s tryst with destiny in its civilizational trajectory” etc. The whole function was a direct violation of the fundamental principle of the governance of India...,” the CPI(M) Central Committee said.
Furthermore, the CPI(M) urged the Election Commission of India (EC) to restore people's confidence in Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) by changing the current sequence of recording ballots.
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said, “We know that the EVM has sent our vote to the VVPAT. However, voters have no control over or knowledge of what transpires electronically between the VVPAT device and the control unit. Hence, the CPI(M) has requested the EC to connect the ballot unit directly to the control unit and from that point to the VVPAT to ensure accurate accounting.”
Meanwhile, as reported by TNIE, the state government reiterated it's commitment to hold the protest against the Union government in Delhi as planned, Finance Minister K N Balagopal said in the assembly on Tuesday (30 January).
He was replying to Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala’s allegation that the government changed its plan following the Enforcement Directorate’s probe against the company owned by the Chief Minister’s daughter.
Nayan Dwivedi is Staff Writer at Swarajya.
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