No differences in CPI(M)’s Kerala unit, says Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

CPI(M) in Kerala on Sunday sought to project its state unit as one without any differences, saying there was only one voice in it, which is it’s strength.

“There is only one voice in the state unit now. There are no differing voices. This is the party’s strength”, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who was on Sunday re-elected unanimously for another three year as Kerala unit secretary at the 22nd state CPI(M) meet in Thrissur, told.

The second term for him comes at a time when reports of alleged financial fraud by his elder son Binoy Kodiyeri has surfaced, causing huge embarrassment to the party in Kerala.

Balakrishnan said that during the 2015 state committee meet at Alapuzha, the party had ensured that factionalism at the highest level was rooted out.

“After three years, there is no factionalism even at the district level,” he claimed.

It was at the state committee meeting in February 2015 that former Chief Minister V.S Achuthanandan had walked out, unhappy with leadership of the then party secretary Pinarayi Vijayan, for allegedly isolating and running him down.

However, Achuthanandan was the party’s mascot in the 2016 assembly polls, which saw the LDF government riding to power and Vijayan being appointed Chief Minister.

The four-day state committee, which concluded on Sunday with a public meeting, did not take any decision on the cabinet reshuffle, Balakrishnan said.

On forging ties with Congress to defeat the BJP at the national level, he said: “our main aim is to defeat the saffron party”.

“CPI(M) would go all out to defeat BJP. However, there would be no understanding with Congress to achieve this”, he said, adding that the party’s central committee had also ruled out any truck with that party.

There was no confusion in the party’s Kerala unit in this regard, he said.

The 87- member state committee was re-constituted on Sunday by bringing in 10 new faces by replacing nine existing members.


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