Courtesy: The Hindu
CPI(M) politburo has come up with disciplinary action against V.S.Achuthanandhan, Kerala Chief Minister by ejecting him out of politburo for going public against Pinarayi Vijayan.
The Central Committee statement said: ‘The Central Committee decided that in view of the violations of the organisational principle and discipline by Comrade V.S. Achuthanandan, he should be removed from the politburo.
The Central Committee examined the report submitted by the politburo on the SNC Lavalin contract for the renovation and modernisation of three hydroelectric projects in Kerala which were entered into by the UDF (United Democratic Front) government in 1995-96 and which were subsequently implemented by the LDF (Left Democratic Front) government. The Central Committee is of the view that Com. Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala State Committee and the electricity minister in the then LDF government between 1996-98 was not involved in any corrupt practice whatsoever. The Central Committee reiterated that the Party will fight the case politically and legally.’
Achuthanandan had been demanding that Vijayan be removed as state secretary since he has been named an accused by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Rs.374 crore SNC Lavalin corruption case.
CBI found vijayan violating the discipline as a people’s representative. CPI(M) finds Achuthanandan violating the discipline for making a demand asking Vijayan to step down on moral grounds. What it amounts to indiscipline in demanding a tainted politician to step down? Didn’t the CPI(M) made such demands with regard to politicians of parties? Poor Marx was loose in discipline that, 161 years before he said, The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims. Disciplined Karat Manifesto has something new to offer. The Communists should not disdain to conceal their views and aims. if not, it’s indiscipline.