KANNUR: Leaving behind years of hatred and bloodshed, CPM, it seems, has also changed. Shedding bitterness towards its arch rival M V Raghavan, the ailing CMP leader, a few volunteers of the Initiative for Rehabilitation and Palliative Care (IRPC) paid him a visit as part of its district-level outreach programme on Tuesday.
IRPC, a pro-CPM organisation, provided palliative care to the veteran leader, who has been aloof from public sphere because of ailments. The benevolent gesture was part of the programmes organised by the IRPC in connection with Krishnapillai Day observance.
Two doctors were also part of the team that visited M V Raghavan to give some relief to the ailing leader.
The IRPC office-bearers preferred to attach no political significance to the visit, saying that social service is beyond politics and ideological differences.
“We visited the CMP leader and offered palliative care,” said Shaji P M, DYFI leader and president of the IRPC. “We are visiting as many houses as possible in the district where people need palliative care,” he added.
The IRPC sources said that the district-level initiative would continue in the days to come, with more house visits and by reaching out to all the needy. There was nothing political in it, an IRPC office-bearer said.
Meanwhile, speaking at the inauguration of the new building of CPM Sreekandapuram Area Committee office, party general secretary Prakash Karat lauded the palliative care initiatives of the IRPC and said that the humanitarian initiative should have continuity.
CPM district secretary P Jayarajan presented a brief report on the activities taken up by the IRPC in the district.
Launched in November 2012, IRPC has become one of the major social welfare initiatives of the CPM.