Comrade Provash Ghosh, General Secretary, SUCI(C), issued the following statement on 13-04-2015:-
We severely condemn the most atrocious and rank communal statement of Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut that Muslims should be disenfranchised to end vote bank politics. Such a highly provocative and glaringly motivated utterance of knavish politicians like Raut brazenly militates against the basic tenets of democracy, subversive of the fundamental constitutional right of electing and be elected and is tantamount to eroding even the last vestiges of democratic principles. Raut’s audacious statement is reflective of the Hindu fanatic and fundamentalist politics that the arch reactionary RSS-BJP-Shiv Sena-Sangh Parivar is pursuing with impunity to derive electoral mileage by polarizing people along communal line and driving a wedge among people based on blind religiosity.
We demand that Sanjay Raut be forthwith stripped of his Raya Sabha membership and be prosecuted for having committed an unpardonable crime of deliberately precipitating disaffection and hatred against a particular community of Indian citizens and thereby endanger social harmony and fraternity among the countrymen.