Puducherry: CPI here staged a demonstration on a main thoroughfare here on Wednesday condemning the attack on party leader Govind Pansare and his wife in Kolhapur in Maharashtra on February 16.
The party described the attack as an assault on democracy and a challenge to social activists in the country.
CPI secretary R Vishwanathan, who led the protest, demanded that the Centre intervene and arrange for an in-depth probe into the incident.
Stern action should be taken against those perpetrating threat to the survival of the leaders with commitment to bring to light various blunders and deficiencies, so that such attacks do not recur, he said
Pansare and his wife were returning home after their regular morning stroll when they were shot at by unknown assailants.