“It is a creation of the media. The fake campaign has been spread with an aim at the coming Neyyattinkara by-poll. The Central leadership is not aware of any such letter," he said.
Achuthanandan had reportedly shot off a letter to the CPI-M leadership, saying he was not interested in continuing as leader of the Opposition "in the present situation."
The veteran leader's fresh salvo comes after his outburst last week, lashing out at Vijayan for dubbing Marxist rebels like recently murdered T P Chandrasekharan, as "betrayers and renegades".
Achuthanandan had said Vijayan's approach was as bad as the autocratic line adopted by late S A Dange on the eve of the split of the undivided CPI in 1964.
Earlier, inaugurating a rally from nearby Trikkarippur in protest against the recent communal clashes in the district, Vijayan alleged that concerted attacks were being carried out against CPI-M cadres and that the ruling United Democratic Front and some extremist elements were also joining it.
"There are attempts to blame CPI(M) for the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan on May 4," Vijayan alleged.
Chandrasekharan, expelled from CPI(M) a few years back, was attacked and killed by unidentified assailants at Vallikkad near Vatakara in Kozhikode district on May 4.
Kasargod (Ker): CPI-M State Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan today described as a 'creation of the media' a letter reportedly written by Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan to the party central leadership, stating that he was not interested in continuing in the post.
First Published: Sunday, May 20, 2012, 23:32