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Kerala Oppn leader V S Achuthanandan refuses to take part in state conference

The veteran leader said he had communicated to party general secretary Prakash Karat his helplessness in the decision.

Written by Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram |
February 23, 2015 11:40:44 am
Achuthanandan-l Kerala Opposition leader and party central committee member V S Achuthanandan.

Disregarding the ultimatum issued by the CPI (M) Politburo, Kerala Opposition leader and party central committee member V S Achuthanandan on Monday stated that he will not take part in the state conference.

Achuthanandan had boycotted the state conference since Saturday noon, protesting the harsh criticism raised against him by party delegates in the conference held in Alappuzha.

In a press release, Achuthanandan said he could not take part in the conference as long the reference to him as “anti-party man” stays with the state secretariat resolution issued on the eve of the conference. “As long as that reference to me as anti-party person remains I cannot take part in the conference.”

He welcomed the party decision to freeze certain portions in the organizational report, which said VS had conspired to make state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan an accused in SNC Lavalin case. I hope the Politburo would review other references against him in the report after the conference. I expect such references would be removed, he said.

The veteran leader said he had communicated to party general secretary Prakash Karat his helplessness in the decision not to return for the conference, which would conclude on Monday.

He also stuck to his earlier demand that the party workers convicted in the murder of rebel leader T P Chandrasekharan should be sacked from the organisation.

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