Strengthening of Party is First Priority, Says Kodiyeri

Published: 24th February 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th February 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

ALAPPUZHA:Newly-elected CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said that his first priority will be to strengthen the party and  give emphasis on class struggle.

Addressing media at the venue of the delegates’ session immediately after getting elected, he said the state would witness strong agitations on various fronts in the days to come. Fighting the neo-liberal policies and communal agenda of the Central Government will be of great importance, he said.

The UDF Government’s anti-people policies and rampant corruption also should be fought vigorously, he said. There will be agitations raising the problems being faced by coir workers, people living on the coastal belt, farmers and agricultural workers. Agitations  highlighting the burning issues confronting the SC-ST communities, backward communities,  economically backward sections of the forward castes and religious minorities will be taken up in the coming days, the new state secretary said.

Kodiyeri pointed out that it was important to destabilise the UDF Government. Asked whether there would any plan to induct new allies to broaden the LDF fold, he said the enemies are strong and it is not prudent to reveal the strategies.

‘VS will be Given Due Consideration’

Asked whether there will be any disciplinary action against VS, Kodiyeri said the question itself is irrelevant as VS is a leader of high repute of all time. ‘’We have hope in him. We will give all due respects and consideration to him.He is the senior most leader of the party,’’ the new state secretary said.

‘’VS had squandered the opportunity to explain his position in the party conference and secretariat. He could have attended the meeting. But he didn’t. He will be given due consideration as he is our senior most leader,’’ Kodiyeri said.

On inducting VS in the state committee, Kodiyeri said being the central committee member VS had no problem in attending the state committee and secretariat.However, Kodiyeri said, a revolutionary party like CPM cannot tolerate indiscipline.  He said the frontal organisations of the party could organise independent agitations  in their respective fields.

Asked whether he would be a more liberal and sober face of the party compared to his  predecessor Pinarayi Vijayan, he said no other leader had to face such opposition and challenges as Pinarayi faced. ‘’In the days of crisis, he led the party like a titan. He had always been a great leader,’’ Kodiyeri said.

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