THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Certain leaders at CPM State Committee on Tuesday criticised the Central Committee’s action against senior leader V S Achuthanandan. They said that the penal action was very small despite Achuthanandan making serious violation of party discipline.
Leaders such as E P Jayarajan, P Jayarajan and Koliyodu Krishnan Nair opined that the warning given to VS was very light and the Central leadership should have given him more stringent punishment.
It was E P Jayarajan who censured V S severely. “VS walking out of in the middle of the Alappuzha party conference is something unacceptable. Senior leaders are obliged to abide by party discipline and organisational principles. Those who have to lead the path themselves are flouting rules. It is like fence eating the crop. A true communist can’t do this,” said Jayarajan, adding that he accepted the Central committee’s decision.
Echoing E P’s statements, P Jayarajan said VS was taking advantage of age-related concession given to him.