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CPM goes soft on Mundur rebels

Published: 19th September 2012 12:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 19th September 2012 12:13 PM   |  A+A-

The district secretariat of the CPM which met here on Tuesday has decided not to initiate action against the dissidents who had held a convention and announced a parallel area committee. CPM politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and central committee member A Vijayaraghavan attended the district secretariat meet held on Tuesday. 

State leaders T Sivadasa Menon ,A K Balan , M Chandran,P Unni and C T Krishnan were also present at the meet. The meet also decided to retain Gokuladas in the Mundur area committee while considering a person acceptable to both the official and VS faction as the new area secretary. However, CPM district secretariat member P K Sudhakaran of the official faction, who was given charge of the area secretary, will not be reinstated.

 The meet has also decided to constitute a committee headed by politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan to hold talks with Gokuldas as part of the conciliation efforts.It was also decided to convene the Mundur area committee as soon as possible and resume the functions of the party which has been at a standstill. The date for convening the area committee will be decided by the district committee to be held on Wednesday.  Earlier, CPM state secretariat member A.K.Balan had said that there will be no disciplinary action against Gokuldas. CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan had also said that the appeal of Gokuldas would be considered.

Row Over Fake Leaflets

The circulation of fake leaflets in the name of Mundur area secretary Gokuldas yesterday in Mundur created further ill will between the official and the VS faction.

 The dissidents called it an act aimed at sullying the image of Gokuldas. The leaflet strongly criticised the state secretary and members of the district secretariat. Gokuldas has vehemently denied any role in the circulation of the leaflets.

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