VS Achuthananthan out of Polit Bureau - caught Prakash Karat bowled Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthananthan, second senior most Polit Bureau member of CPI(M) was dropped from Polit Bureau the other day. The CPI(M) having the long history of doing “historic blunders” have just done another “historic blunder” by trying to solve a chronic illness with cosmetic changes. Here is a brief description of what happened in Kerala on the day VS was dropped from Polit Bureau.
Pinarayi Vijayan, the CPI(M) state secretary with the strong support of General Secretary of the Party Prakash Karat, could overcome the resistance of few Polit Bureau members to put an end to long innings of VS in Polit Bureau.
The Kerala Chief Minister’s reaction to the disciplinary action by the party – Will we obey the party line or is it a lull before the storm? Time can only give an answer to this question.
The decision of the CPI(M) to remove VS from Polit Bureau saw protest marches from supporters of VS in all districts of Kerala.
Here is the reaction of opposition leaders M V Raghavan, Ramesh Chenithala, Vayalar Ravi and Omman Chandy to the decision of CPI (M) to oust VS from Polit Bureau.
This is definitely not going to be the end of the CPI(M) faction fights. The coming days are going to be very colorful. The real losers in this fight will be no doubt the common man of Kerala who voted LDF and CPI(M) to power.