16 June, 2021

'It's CPI(M)’s Internal Matter'

'But if it was our party (CPI), we would have definitely taken a strong action immediately,' says the CPI general secretary

'It's CPI(M)’s Internal Matter'

The CPM’s crisis in Kerala just before the bye-elections has raised questions over violence, factionalism and indiscipline within the state body. It has also given an opportunity to other political fronts to criticize and attack the CPM party leadership for not being able to tackle their internal issues properly. Even the CPI is ready to tell big brother CPI(M) to get its house in order. Sudhakar Reddy, the General Secretary of CPI spoke to Panini Anand. Extracts:

How do you see the present crisis of CPI (M) in Kerala?

The statement by CPI(M) leader M.M. Mani in Kerala is very disturbing and unwarranted. Rather, it is a disastrous statement. Violence is not the political character of the left parties and it can’t be justified at all. This whole thing about lists and revenge, which was made public, is very disgusting. Although we need to check the authenticity of these statements, we condemn the statement strongly. I think that CPI(M) should do an inquiry at the soonest and examine the...

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