Truth dawns on CPM: Leaders are arrogant

When the Left front suffered a debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, several fingers were pointed at the CPM state leadership for its “arrogance”.

Published: 19th August 2019 05:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2019 05:27 AM   |  A+A-

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Kerala CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan. (Photo | Vincent Pulickal, EPS)

By Express News Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: When the Left front suffered a debacle in the Lok Sabha elections, several fingers were pointed at the CPM state leadership for its “arrogance”. Veteran M M Lawrence was the only one to come out in the party ranks, echoing the same.

Finally, the truth seems to have dawned on the leadership, with the party report presented at the state secretariat meeting here on Sunday saying its leaders should behave decently with the general public. The report presented by state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan stated that the party was all for self-correction.

The main agenda of the two-day meeting is to improve the performance of the LDF government, discuss changes required at the organisational level and the party’s working style. Discussion on the report is scheduled for Monday.

In the Kolkata plenum, there was a suggestion for aggressive organisational work, but it was not fully implemented, the report stated. There was also criticism that the party’s affiliate organisations were not active enough even after the plenum suggestion.

The state secretariat meeting and the state committee meeting will discuss the ensuing byelections to the six assembly constituencies.

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury and Politburo member in-charge (organisation) S Ramachandran Pillai are taking part in the meeting.

More from Kerala.


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