September 01, 2015

India: CPI(M) Statement on Renaming Aurangazeb Road in New Delhi

September 1, 2015

Press Statement

The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:

Don't Create Communal Controversies in Late President Kalam's Name

The recent renaming of Aurangazeb Road in New Delhi is a very unfortunate measure since it is widely regarded as the first step in a campaign to rename historical places and roads on communal grounds. It is regrettable that the Delhi state government under AAP leadership also became a party to this decision. The Polit Bureau demands that the decision be reversed. There are many other ways to perpetuate the memory of the late President Abdul Kalam. Creating such controversies is, in fact, an undignified manner of paying tribute.