VS will Discharge Duties as Oppn Leader, says Kodiyeri

Published: 26th February 2015 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th February 2015 06:00 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Party veteran V S Achuthanandan will duly discharge his duties as Opposition Leader in the coming Assembly session, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Wednesday. “VS will strongly attack the ruling front in the Assembly.

I have no worries on that count. He will discharge his duties as Opposition Leader,’’ Kodiyeri remarked on the stand-off between the party leadership and Achuthanandan while addressing a meet-the-press programme organised by the Press Club. Kodiyeri said that he himself would be stepping down as Deputy Leader of Opposition now that he become the state secretary of the party.

“The party has suitable people. It is for the party to decide,” he said. The government would be throwing  a challenge to the people if it lets Finance Minister K M Mani, accused in the bar scam, present  the state budget, Kodiyeri said.

The LDF will meet on March 6 to decide the mode of agitation inside the Assembly. On March 7, CPM will  hold agitation sat the panchayatlevel demanding Mani’s resignation. The party has not left a seat  vacant in the state committee with any particular individual in mind, Kodiyeri said, on reports that Achuthanandan can still be accommodated at a later date. By March 25, amendments suggested to the  draft political resolution and the report on the tactical line will be submitted to the central leadership.

To a question on  the Aam Admi Party’s rise, Kodiyeri quipped that the CPM was the AAP in state.

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