THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The CPM has come down heavily on Chief Minister Oommen Chandy for his comments in Kasargod the other day on reports over the CPM-RSS peace talks. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan and politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan have come out with sharp responses, accusing that Chandy wants political tension in Kannur to remain the same.
CPM state chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said the Congress wanted political tension to remain the same in Kannur. “There’s a deliberate campaign by Chandy to misinterpret the peace talks. It’s part of their vote bank politics. The CPM had never gone for vote trade with the RSS. It was the Congress which joined hands with the BJP,” Kodiyeri alleged.
“Chandy has been continuing with his mindset of justifying the RSS and accusing the CPM. Even when the RSS chief made an indirect remark on peace talks, we made a creative response to the same. Also we pointed out that it was the RSS which resorted to tension and violence in the state. We had pointed out that RSS disrupted the peaceful situation through violence and murders,” Pinarayi said.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan came out against the Chief Minister stating that the latter was trying to misinterpret CPM’s willingness to hold talks with the RSS to end violence in Kannur.