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CPI-M overrules Kerala CM`s objections on Political Secretary

In a rebuff to Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, CPI-M state committee has stuck to its choice of party ideologue CP Narayanan as his political secretary, ignoring the former`s reservations.



Thiruvananthapuram: In a rebuff to Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan, CPI-M state committee has stuck to its choice of party ideologue CP Narayanan as his political secretary, ignoring the former`s reservations.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee here yesterday which was also attended by Achuthanandan, party sources said.

With the party putting its foot down, the two-month long cold war between Achuthanandan and his detractors has turned out to be a victory of sorts for state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan as on many other occasions in the past.

The post of political secretary to Chief Minister, always held by a key partyman to co-ordinate between the party and the government, fell vacant in March after incumbent KN
Balagopal was elected to the Rajya Sabha.

The party had then proposed CP Narayanan, state planning board member and editor of ideological journal `Chintha` for the post.

This was openly cold-shouldered by Achuthanandan putting the appointment on hold for over two months. However, despite Achuthanandan`s pleas to the central leadership, the Vijayan group refused to budge and got Narayanan`s candidature endorsed when it met in the last two days.

PTI

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