CPM censures Kerala stalwart Achuthanandan
The CPM on Sunday publicly censured its stalwart in Kerala, VS Achutannadan for “publicly criticizing the state leadership of the Party” and taking “some steps which have provided opportunities for the political opponents to attack the Party”"The Central Committee of the Party took this decision on a report by the Polit Bureau.
The Central Committee noted that V.S. Achuthanandan had made certain statements publicly criticizing the state leadership of the Party and taken some steps which have provided opportunities for the political opponents to attack the Party” said General Secretary Prakash Kara in a press conference.
He said that V.S self-critically told the Central Committee that some of his remarks and actions were incorrect and could have been avoided.
“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,” said Karat.
"We are not happy to do this. We hope this chapter ends here," said the CPM General Secretary.He said that the Central Committee noted that the brutal murder of T.P. Chandrasekaran is being utilised to conduct a concerted campaign against the Party.
The Committee condemned the efforts of the UDF government which has directed the police to falsely implicate Party leaders and cadres in this case, Karat said.
However, he said that the Party will conduct an enquiry into the matter to ascertain if there is any involvement of anyone associated with the Party in this incident.
“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,” he said.