Kolkata, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

The Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) today strongly opposed Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's proposal to ban smaller parties from contesting Parliamentary election.

In a statement, SUCI(C) general secretary Provash Ghosh said "We strongly oppose the statement of the Maharashtra Chief Minister that regional parties and parties with limited political bases should be banned from contesting Parliamentary election, so that the mainstream parties would return with larger number of seats in Parliament."

Mr Ghosh said, "such a proposal glaringly violated the basic right to elect and be elected".

He said, "the proposal was being made with a view to concentrating political power in the hands of a few parties subservient to bourgeois class interest and create conditions for growth of fascism in the country."

"We call upon the people to remain alert and foil any such move to curtail political freedom and freedom of choice of electing representatives to the legislature," Mr Ghosh observed.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)