CPI(M) slams NSS for anti-Achuthanandan outburst

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 14:07

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI-M on Wednesday lashed out at
the Nair Service Society (NSS) for its "unsavoury" comments
directed at Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan.



"The words and expressions used by the Society`s
Secretary against Achuthanandan were quite unbecoming of
Kerala culture and its tradition of healthy debate," state
Home Minister and CPI(M) politburo member Kodiyeri
Balakrishnan said.
"They should introspect whether such abusive expressions
could be used against a highly respected leader like
Achuthanandan," Balakrishnan told reporters here.



NSS Secretary G Sukumaran Nair had yesterday said that
during the Kerala Assembly polls last month the Society had
deviated from their policy of being neutral only to prevent
Achuthanandan from becoming Chief Minister once again.



He attacked Achuthanandan by saying that he was a leader
who did not believe in democracy and often defied his own
party to carry on with his autocratic ways.



The NSS has a network of units across the state and
comprises Nairs, who form a major caste of the Hindu fold in
Kerala.
Nair said the NSS had conveyed through some of the LDF
leaders that NSS was not opposed to the LDF as such but had
decided to change the "equi-distance" policy to stop
Achuthanandan from becoming the Chief Minister again.



Reacting to the statement, Balakrishnan said that the LDF
knew "very well" that the NSS` claim of keeping equi-distance
from the two coalitions was just a ploy to mislead people.



Meanwhile, an NSS unit office was stoned at Muhammad in
Alappuzha district late yesterday. Doors and glass windows of
the building were damaged in the attack by unidentified
persons.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 14:07

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