Kozhikode: Kerala government chief whip PC
George on Monday claimed CPI(M) MLA Selvaraj had resigned from the
party as he was "dejected" with its functioning and six or
seven MLAs from that party are ready to follow suit.
"There are six or seven CPI(M) MLAs with firm ideologies
who are dejected over the party`s functioning and are ready to
quit the party," he told reporters here.
Claiming that Opposition leader VS Achuthanandan was
aware of Selvaraj`s decision, George demanded that the CPI(M)
leader clarify if he had tried to discourage Selvaraj from
doing so or had encouraged him to submit his resignation.
Lashing out at both Achuthanandan and CPI(M) state
Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, George said this resignation was
only a beginning and more people would desert the party.
George said he had never approached Achuthanandan for
favours while Achuthanandan was Chief Minister.
"If UDF wants people with integrity then Selvaraj should
be accommodated in the front," he said to a query.
Selvaraj resigned from the House on March 9 saying he was
a victim of "factionalism" in the party and that he was
"forced" to take the decision after realising that he would
not get "any justice or protection" from the party leadership.
Selvaraj had said he was deeply hurt by targeted attacks
against party workers who were not in the good books of the
George also criticised Achuthanandan for his "unsavoury"
remark on former CPI(M) activist Sindhu Joy, who had resigned
from the party and joined Congress before the Assembly
election last year, following differences with the leadership.