It's Brickbats for Veteran VS at State Secretariat

Published: 20th February 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th February 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

ALAPPUZHA:The CPM state leadership has yet again dealt a heavy blow on party veteran V S Achuthanandan. The state secretariat held at SK Auditorium, Kalarkode, near Alappuzha, on Thursday passed a resolution against the Opposition Leader for pursuing anti-party activities. As VS remained a mute spectator, most of the members in the state secretariat accepted the resolution which called for an end to VS’ dissident activities.

After the state committee meeting, party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan explained the details of the resolution in a press meeting.

“The letter sent to the politburo by VS was leaked out to a vernacular daily. The state committee had discussed the matter on February 9 and 10.

“The letter published on February 18 was leaked to the daily by VS loyalists aimed to tarnish the image of the party state conference. VS’ allegations in the letter were earlier summarily rejected by the central committee, the resolution said while pointing out that VS was removed from politburo in 2009 for his constant activities of indiscipline. 


The PB had also warned VS against making any kind of comments in public that would trigger differences of opinions in the party circles and directed VS to follow the unanimous decision taken by the state committee, it said. After the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, VS tried to isolate the party by joining hands with then Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Mullapally Ramachandran, UDF Government and a few section of the media. 

At that time also VS loyalists leaked out a letter sent to PB and was published in some of the dailies. At that time also party central committee discussed the matter, and reprimanded VS publicly in 2012. Even then VS continued levelling baseless allegations against party and state leadership, it said.

Referring to TP murder case, the resolution said that VS was maintaining a hostile attitude towards the state leadership although the party had made its stand clear. “VS continued his tirade alleging party leadership as fascists.” The resolution rejected VS’ stand that he had gone to Onchiyam as per party’s demand to bring TP and other dissident leaders back to party fold.

 “Two years ago, VS had attended party official faction meeting at Onchiyam following strong demand from the party Kozhikode district committee, but he never spoke against the dissident groups in that meeting,” said the resolution, clearly indicating VS’ soft approach towards party detractors.

“The state committee is following the ‘adavu nayams’, toeing the policies of central committee and party congress. The party secretariat and LDF in which VS was a member, was involved in all decisions taken at the time of solar agitation. In the letter VS had alleged that the party leaders were aware of government moving for judicial inquiry prior to the beginning of the solar agitation. The new finding of VS was to tarnish the image of party.”

The entire decision related to that agitation was taken by the LDF, but all matters were discussed in the party state secretariat and VS was part of it. The strike came to an end following a decision by the secretariat in which VS was also present, it clarified. 

The resolution also trained guns on VS for propagating groupism through nominating comrades into the party, contrary to norms.

“The state committee had warned him at that time.... The workers stand united in their mission to remove all kinds of dissident activities within the party. But the note of VS appeared to dismantle peace and unity in the party.” After the press meet Pinarayi was not ready to answer the questions of the journalists.

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