A renegade is more dangerous than the real enemy. At least, CPM legislators in the Assembly have no doubt about it. Otherwise, R Selvaraj, the renegade- turned-old comrade could not have taunted them while participating in the discussion on demands for grant for food and dairy development.
Dairy development and T P Chandrasekharan murder had no direct or indirect link, everyone would be convinced of the CPM legislators’ claim.
What irked the CPM legislators was Selvaraj’s comment that CPM is fooling the people over its role in the T P Chandrasekharan murder.
Selvaraj, the Neyyattinkara MLA who quit the legislature membership and CPM necessitating the byelection last month much to the discomfort of the party when it was passing through an unprecedented crisis following the TP murder, said that in spite of the leaders’ repeated denial of any role of the party in the murder, every person who is arrested in connection with the case is revealing the name of CPM leaders’ role in the murder.
“The lower fraction leaders revealed the names of Kunjananthan, C H Ashokan and Kozhikode area district secretariat member P Mohanan.
If Mohanan reveals the name of the district secretary he would in turn point his finger at the state secretary of the party” he said.
K Suresh Kurup of CPM raised a point of order stating that it was not proper to name someone who is not in the House in a derogatory manner and demanded expunging the said statements.
Quoting Rule 307 of the Assembly procedure, he said the statement containing absurd comments and baseless allegations should be removed from the records.
B D Devassey of the CPM, who spoke next, said that Selvaraj was a renegade and political cheat sparking protests from the Treasury benches who demanded that the Chair expunge such remarks.
The LDF members who participated in the discussion asked Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan to clarify his stand on Selvaraj’s remarks.
They alleged that Selvaraj had stated that P Mohanan would name Kozhikode district secretary T P Ramakrishnan who in turn would point towards Pinarayi Vijayan.
K K Lathika MLA, wife of P Mohanan, who was arrested in the TP murder case, said from the very next day of the TP murder there were rumours that her husband and some other CPM leaders would be arrested.
She alleged that the investigation and arrests were made according to a script prepared by UDF leaders.
The Home Minister said that the government had no plans to frame fabricated cases against anyone.