Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) in Kerala on Saturday
expelled from the party its former Kannur district secretary
P Sasi on charge of moral turpitude.
He was facing allegations of misbehaviour towards women
The action against Sasi, who was stripped of the key
party post and demoted to a branch committee before the
assembly polls, has been a hotly debated topic in the CPI(M)
in Kerala for the past several months.
Sasi was removed as district secretary of the CPI(M)
bastion Kannur on complaints of "moral misconduct" lodged by
some of the party workers.
The state secretariat of the CPI-M two days ago had
recommended suspension of his party membership for one year.
But the state committee, to which the matter was
referred, felt he deserved harsher punishment and pressed for
his expulsion, CPI(M) sources said.
Reacting to the disciplinary action, Sasi said in Kannur
that he would abide by whatever decision taken by the party.
"I have information on this only from media. But whatever the
party decided, I will abide by that," he said.
Known as a loyalist of state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan,
Sasi had also earlier served as political secretary to former
chief minister late E K Nayanar.