IDUKKI: The Udumbanchola constituency on Wednesday witnessed anonymous posters against CPM district secretary K K Jayachandran asking him to resign from the post as he ‘tried to defeat’ LDF candidate M M Mani in ‘collusion with the Congress.’
The posters were seen widely in Rajakkad and Pazhayaviduthi towns. The posters without name of any group or organisation read, “Oust district secretary K K Jayachandran who tried to defeat ‘Maniyassan’ from the party,” and “K K Jayachandran who tried to decimate ‘Maniyassan’ through vote trade with the Congress should resign.” The CPM workers removed the posters soon and held protests.CPM leaders said the LDF could retain the previous three seats in the district, and that Jayachandran had worked well in all constituencies especially in Udumbanchola.
The act was to defame him, they said, adding it was because of the nexus between the UDF and communal forces that brought down the majority for the LDF. They had spread rumours about the LDF candidates and it was done mainly against M M Mani.