THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Without mentioning the name of any political party, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran said that instead of considering those who wait for an opportunity to join the LDF fold, the parties and organisations which had supported the LDF during the agitation prior to the elections and during the Assembly poll should be given due consideration.
He said parties like the CMP which had strongly been supporting the LDF prior to the Assembly polls should get their due consideration. Inaugurating a seminar on ‘100th anniversary of October Revolution’ organised under the aegis of the CMP (Aravindakshan faction) he said an atmosphere of fear was prevailing in the state.
He said the Opposition parties should come together to prevent an RSS worker from becoming the President of the country. He said most of the Left parties like SUCI, Forward Bloc, RSP and CPI(ML) were not cooperating with the CPM and CPI during the elections.
These parties have stated they would not cooperate with the LDF in Kerala and West Bengal. He said the RSP and Forward Bloc had already joined the UDF fold. But he said the disunity in the Left parties and other opposition parties would not help the fight against the BJP Government.
He said if the Modi government could not present a consensus candidate for the presidential election, the Opposition parties should come together against an RSS worker from becoming the President of the country. He said there was a shortage of 18,000 votes for the BJP to elect the President on their own.
CMP district secretary G Sugunan presided over the function. CPM state secretariat member Baby John and Janata Dal (United) secretary general Varghese George spoke.
CPI observes World Environment Day
The CPI observed the World Environment Day with party state secretary Kanam Rajendran planting a sapling to mark the inauguration of the state-level programme here at MN Smarakam.
More than observing the day, the CPI took up a mission to conserve the trees, Kanam said while inaugurating the programme. The party has instructed party members to plant at least one tree each. “The CPI is committed to carry out the mission,” he said.
“In this age of climate change, we cannot go forward without protecting nature, especially when the Paris Agreement is being challenged,” Kanam said, adding it was Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels who first warned about climate change. “However, today the world has come to a more difficult state of environmental degradation.”