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Kerala CM, Vijayan reinstated in CPI-M politburo
October 01, 2007 15:55 IST
Last Updated: October 01, 2007 16:31 IST
Kerala [Images] Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan have been reinstated in the Communist Party of India-Marxist politburo with immediate effect.
This was announced by CPI-M general secretary Prakash Karat after a three-day meeting of party central committee in Kolkata.
"The suspension of the two leaders have been revoked. They have conducted themselves in accordance with the spirit of the earlier central committee decision and now they have been reinstated in the politburo with immediate effect," Karat told reporters.
The politburo cracked the whip against two of its senior members on May 26 after holding that their conduct of openly criticising each other through the media was unacceptable.
The central committee had approved the decision a month later.
The suspension was seen as an attempt to rein in the two top leaders, the protagonists of the much-publicised factional feud which has come as an embarrassment to the party that prides itself on discipline.