Sudhakaran had convened the press meet to highlight the discrepancies in the Covid death rates released by the government and support students’ demand to postpone the university examinations.
Strangely, there was no overwhelming demand from the powerful Kannur lobby, to which Shailaja also belongs, for retaining her.
However provocative a situation is, no incident should end up in murder, said CPM politburo member Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
Unlike in the past, where we could not get the upper hand in some of the districts, this time we are well placed to emerge victorious in all the districts, he said.
In CPM, there are no captains and only comrades, senior leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters here on Friday.
The customs probing the dollar smuggling case on Wednesday served notice on Vinodini, wife of CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, asking her to appear for interrogation on March 30.
The senior CPM leader took a dig at the Congress, saying it should ensure the UDF candidate — be it Oommen Chandy or Ramesh Chennithala — is able to poll at least its own party votes in Nemom.
The iPhone issue has put senior CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who had stepped down as state secretary of the party in November last year, in a tight spot
The names of a few senior leaders from Kannur including MV Govindan and EP Jayarajan were doing the rounds for the post in case Kodiyeri chose to step down.
Kodiyeri was disgruntled that many, including some among the top brass, kept hinting that he should step down taking moral responsibility.
The CPM state and central leaderships had offered full support to Kodiyeri. However, a section of leaders within the party and Left felt he should ideally step down taking moral responsibility.
The CPM state chief alleged the strike was part of a political campaign.
SFI leader's murder in Maharaja's College: CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan blames extremist elements
Abhimanyu, a second year Degree student with Maharaja's College Ernakulam, was stabbed to death on the wee hours of Monday.
Kodiyeri made it clear that those who took a stand favouring Amma in the organization, were not party members and no action could be taken against them.
Resuming his attack on Kerala Congress (M) after a brief interval, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has challenged the UDF and K M Mani to face a by-election in Kottayam Parliament constituen