At a time when big brother CPM is on the defensive following the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, the CPI is all set to roll out a campaign against ‘criminalisation of politics.’
District-level rallies will be held up to August 10 as part of this, CPI state secretary Panniyan Raveendran said here on Thursday.
The decision was taken at the state council meeting of the party which concluded on Thursday.
Anti-people policies of the State and Central Governments and criminalisation of politics will top the agenda of the campaign, he said.
On August 10, the CPI will take out marches to the Secretariat and the taluk offices.
Panniyan Raveendran called for a concerted effort to stem the criminilsation of politics in the state. It was not just the CPM, but the Congress, Muslim League and the BJP were in trouble over the issue, he said.
On CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan criticising him, Panniyan Raveendran said that Pinarayi was misled with regards to his press conference in Guruvayur.
Raveendran also reiterated the CPI stand that the CPM’s support to Pranab Mukherjee’s Presidential campaign would lead to a loss of face for the Left parties.