New Delhi, Jun 5 : CPI(M) today termed the police action at the protest site of Baba Ramdev as "deplorable and shortsighted", but found fault with the yoga guru for making the issue of black money "farcical" by entering into a secret agreement with government.
The party Politburo said there was no law and order issue involved here and the police action was "unwarranted".
"The midnight police action against Shri Ramdev and his supporters on the instructions of the Central Government is both deplorable and shortsighted. Scores of men and women have been injured, some of them seriously," it said in a statement.
However, the party found it objectionable the manner in which Ramdev?s demands were drafted and the way in which he has conducted his interactions with the Government.
CPI also came down heavily on the UPA Government for not taking political parties and Parliament into confidence while dealing with agitations by Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev against corruption and accused it of "undermining" democratic process.
Party National Secretary D Raja asked why the Government did not act against Ramdev's agitation when it was clear from "the beginning that right-wing organistaions like RSS were involved in the protest."
"The Government is alone responsible for the current situation...it should have acted then...the government has undermined democratic institutions be it Anna Hazare's agitation or Ramdev's protest," he said.
He said the Government negotiated with Ramdev and Hazare on its own and announced formation of separate committees without consulting political parties.
He alleged that RSS and other saffron outfits were "remote-controlling" the agitation by Baba Ramdev and accused the BJP of being "hypocrtic". PTI