The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (M) condemns the murderous attack on Ajay Kumar, leader of the CPI(M) legislature party and Member of its Bihar Secretariat, at Samastipur. This is the second such attack on him in the past few weeks.

He has been a popular Left leader in the district and in last 2020 state assembly he had defeated sitting JD(U) MLA Ram Balak Singh from Bibhutipur, which has been a strong forte of CPI(M) for last several years in the state of Bihar. The Polit Bureau demands that the culprits must be apprehended immediately and punitive action taken against them. The state government must provide MLA Ajay Kumar adequate security. It should also institute an inquiry on why such incidents are repeating.

(Statement issued by the Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) #CPIM)