LS Seat: CPI State Leaders Feel the Heat

Published: 09th August 2014 08:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2014 08:37 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The two-day CPI state council meeting, which began here on Friday, came down heavily on the party state leadership for the ‘disgrace’ brought to the party by the ‘payment seat’ issue.

Considering the party commission report on the issue, the members sought the resignation of state secretary Pannian Raveendran who, according to them, remained a mute witness to the dirty dealings of the senior leaders.

Referring to the commission report which  found the leaders guilty of accepting bribe to gift the Lok Sabha seat to a party outsider like Dr Bennet Abraham against, whom party cadres had raised several complaints in connection with the self-financing medical college management issue, all the 29 members who spoke on the first day attacked leader C Divakaran, P Ramachandran Nair and district secretary Venjarammoodu Sasi.

Some of the members said it was ‘’those traitors’’ who are engaged in defaming and criticising the party commission.They learned to have said that some of the leaders had become wealthy after trading  the Lok Sabha seat for bribe. The general sentiment in the meeting was not for fixing responsibility on one or two leaders.

As the entire state secretariat had been responsible for allotting the seat even after the district council’s objections to the candidature of Bennet, the members wanted the removal of the entire secretariat.

A decision on disciplinary action would be taken only on Saturday. Even though the state council calls for action, it will require the state executive committee to meet simultaneously to initiate action. But initiating action against C Divakaran requires the permission of the national council.  T Purushothaman presided over the meeting.  State secretary Pannian Raveendran, national executive council member C Divakaran, K E Ismail, Kanam Rajendran, state assistant secretaries C N Chandran and K Prakash Babu attended.

Stay up to date on all the latest Kerala news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp