THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 240 CPM workers and sympathisers under the leadership of CPM Varkala area committee member Alamkode Danaseelan joined BJP at a function held at the party headquarters here on Tuesday.
BJP state president V Muralidharan gave them party membership.
Speaking on the occasion, Muralidharan said the CPM, which had lost its ideology, had become a body without its soul. The BJP has become the only hope for those who have left the CPM and the Congress on ideological reasons, he said.
‘’CPM leaders arrive in luxury cars to inaugurate farmers’ agitations. Faris Abubacker sponsoring E K Nayanar remembrance meeting; party mouthpiece Deshabhimani receiving money from Santiago Martin.
All such actions have left the rank and file of the party in total confusion,’’ Muralidharan said.
Among those who joined the BJP on Tuesday included father of Sangeetha, the former councillor of Attipra ward of the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation who committed suicide, CPM-DYFI leaders Mohandas, Manu Mavinmoodu, Varkala Sajayan Prasad, Kaduvalli Muralidharakurup, G Ratnakaran and Mohanan Pillai and several young party members from Attingal, Chirayinkeezhu, Varkala, Kazhakoottam and Sreekariam.