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.