New Delhi: The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Sunday strongly condemned attack on its Central Committee office here and demanded a thorough probe in this regard.
“The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) strongly condemns the cowardly attack on its Central Committee office in New Delhi,” the party said in a statement.
“At around 3.30 p.m. this evening a few goons owing allegiance to the rightwing forces attacked the Party headquarters. Party comrades who rushed to defend the office apprehended one of the attackers and handed him over to the Delhi Police,” it added.
The Left Party in its statement further said that the Delhi Police must thoroughly investigate this incident and take action against the culprits and their mentors.
“Those who hero worship the murderer of Mahatma Gandhi as a ‘national hero’ have the temerity to accuse the CPI(M) of being anti-national. We do not require certificates of patriotism from such elements,” it added.
It further alleged that the move was politically motivated and that the party would meet this challenge politically and defend themselves against such attacks.
Three youths on Sunday tried to vandalise the CPI(M) headquarters here.
The attack came in the backdrop of the raging row over an event at the JNU campus against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. (ANI)