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CPI-M rebukes Achutanandan for anti-party remarks

July 22, 2012 19:30 IST

The Communist Party of India-Marxist central committee considered a report submitted by the polit bureau on the prevailing situation in Kerala and party related matters there, a statement released by the party said.

The central committee noted that V S Achuthanandan, member of the central committee, had made certain statements publicly criticising the state leadership of the CPI-M and taken some steps which have provided opportunities for the political opponents to attack the party. After the discussion, Achutanandan self-critically told the central committee that some of his remarks and actions were incorrect and could have been avoided, the statement noted.

On this basis, the central committee decided to publicly censure V S Achuthanandan for his wrong remarks and for violation of the basic norms of the party. The central committee expects Achutanandan, the senior most leader of the party in Kerala, to act in such a manner which will help the party to unitedly face the current situation, it added.

"The central committee noted that the brutal murder of T P Chandrasekaran is being utilised to conduct a concerted campaign against the party. The central committee condemned the efforts of the United Democratic Front government which has directed the police to falsely implicate party leaders and cadres in this case. The party has already declared that it is not involved in the murder of Chandrasekaran and had strongly condemned it. The party does not believe in the elimination of political opponents," the statement said.

The party will conduct an enquiry into the matter to ascertain if there is any involvement of anyone associated with CPI-M in this incident. As stated earlier, firm action will be taken if anybody is found to be involved from the party and any wrong trend if it exists in the party will be put down firmly, it noted.

The central committee asked the CPI-M Kerala state committee to take appropriate action in the matter concerning M M Mani, former secretary of the Idukki district committee of the party, it added.