The CPI(M) in Kerala has justified its decision to brief the media on a resolution adopted by the state secretariat even as it took a highly critical view of party stalwart VS Achutanandan's attack on the functioning of state leadership.
As the three-day state conference of the CPI(M) begins here on Thursday, the focus is on who is going to be the next Kerala unit secretary after Pinarayi Vijayan steps down on completion of three consecutive terms in the key post.
Criticising ruling UDF for its move to bring about changes in its liquor policy, CPI(M) on Tuesday said this much-touted policy was a ploy scripted by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Excise Minister K Babu for indulging in bargaining and corrupt deals.
Slamming the Congress-led UDF Government for steep hike in taxes and service fees, CPI(M) in Kerala on Thursday threatened to unleash a massive agitation and urged the people to desist from paying the increase including the new rates of water charges.
CPI(M) on Tuesday rubbished the claim of JSS leader KR Gouriamma that the LDF had invited her to join the front as its Chief Ministerial candidate before the 2006 Assembly polls despite her party being a constituent of the Congress-led UDF.
Justice K Harilal of Kerala High Court on Tuesday recused himself from hearing a petition challenging the order of CBI Special Court in
Thiruvananthapuram, discharging CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan and 6 others in the SNC Lavalin case.
Terming as "improper" the discharge of CPI(M) Kerala state Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin corruption case by a CBI court, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the high court should quash it.
Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran today said CPI(M) Kerala Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan should strive to bring to book those behind the murder of Revolutionary Marxist Party leader T P Chandrasekharan.