CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that no one in the party has a distinct opinion on the demand for a CBI probe into the TP Chandrasekharan murder.
Addressing a news conference here on Monday Pinarayi said that the party leadership had made clear its Opposition to the demand for a CBI probe as it would be to hunt the CPM leaders.
When pointed out that Opposition Leader V S Achuthanandan had said that it was justifiable for Chandrasekharan’s widow Rema to seek for a CBI probe and it would help the CPM leaders to come out clean from the cloud of suspicion, Pinarayi said that the CPM politburo, the other day, had stated that it would oppose the move to order a CBI probe and no one in the party would have distinct opinion. RMP and Rema were demanding a CBI probe to hunt the CPM leaders, he said. Coming down heavily on the UDF Government for lack of transparency behind the Emerging Kerala projects, Pinarayi said that the government had made no effort to make clarity on the issue. Most of the projects figured in the state budget presented by the Finance Minister. He doubted the investment purpose behind the conclave. If they were sincere on bringing investment, they should have held transparent discussions, he said. Pinarayi said that the government had no interest in attracting investment on infrastructure projects. “It is just a repeat of the GIM,” he said. During the conduct of GIM, the claim was to attract investment worth Rs 50,000 crore. The Prime Minister had announced Rs 10,000 crore worth projects. But the government told the Assembly recently that only 11 projects worth Rs 121 crore presented in the GIM materialised. He criticised the government move to receive the US Ambassador as chief guest. “It is for the first time that the US Ambassador is being received as chief guest. It is a shift in favour of finace capital. They (US) have already started dictating directly to the West Bengal Government. Now it is their turn to influence the Kerala Government,” he said.
Pinarayi alleged that Emerging Kerala had given no attention to solve the basic issues such as food security, or project to increase income of around 30 percent of the population in the state. Privatisation of forest land and opening of more self-financing colleges are the priority to the government. There are several projects which damage our culture, he said. However, Pinarayi said that the CPM would not disrupt the meet though it was boycotting it. But they would plan agitation if the projects were against the interests of the state.