STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Charges Fly High Over Tvm Ticke

CPI national general secretary takes exception to action against C Divakaran; axed dist secy says the party took money for LS seat

Published: 11th August 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th August 2014 08:53 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ongoing crisis in the CPI following the ‘cashfor- seat’ allegations took a new turn on Sunday with party national general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy taking exception to the state leadership’s disciplinary action against C Divakaran, a national executive member.

Reddy told reporters in New Delhi that in normal circumstances, the party’s central leadership is vested with powers to take consequential action against national executive members.

“We will examine the action of the state council. Disciplinary action against the leaders were not based on any monetary allegations,” he said.

Reddy’s comments have opened a Pandora’s box with the party’s state and central leaders attempting to justify their stands. A national leader, who did not want to be named, said the issue would be raised at the executive meeting scheduled for Monday. “We oppose the way it was executed, not the action. The state council could have made a recommendation to the central leadership,” he said.

Members of the state council said they had the powers as Divakaran was selected to the national executive by the state council. However, national leaders claimed that Divakaran was the choice of the party Congress. Meanwhile, party state assistant secretary Prakash Babu took charge as the new district secretary at the CPI district executive meeting here. The state council’s disciplinary action against the three leaders was reported at the meeting.

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

Comments

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 newindianexpress.com 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 newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com 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. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp