The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today handed over the reins of the party to Sitaram Yechury after he was elected as the new general secretary of the leftist party.
The official announcement of the leadership change was made at the end of the six-day party congress at Visakhapatnam in which a new Central Committee (CC) was also elected. Yechury’s name was unanimously approved by the 91 members of the CC.
The clash between politburo member Sitaram Yechury and the party leader SR Pillai came to an end after the later withdrew his nomination and supported Yechury’s candidature.
Yechury’s supporters had argued that he is 15 years younger than Pillai and therefore he will be able to reach out to younger generation in an effective manner.
Earlier, adept leaders of CPI(M) like Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, V.S. Achuthanandan , and Nirupam Sen were also dropped from the Central Committee.
Rajesh, an activist for the RSS, was brutally murdered in Thiruvananthapuram
The Bharatiya Janta Party’s Kerala Unit has alleged Community Party of India’s members and followers for the red terror
Both the parties have a history of being in physical conflict frequently in the state
July 30, 2017: On Saturday, RSS Activist Rajesh Edvakode was found critically injured in the state capital Thiruvananthapuram. Hours after the attack, Rajesh’s body gave up and he died. The victim’s hand was chopped off allegedly by workers and followers of the Communist Party of India (CPI-M). This incident has once again highlighted the constant red terror crimes in India at the hands of the aggressive left ideology.
BJP has reacted by calling a state-wide strike. The Kerala unit of the party has alleged the CPI-M members of committing the gruesome murder and given the history of conflict between the two parties, it is understandable why. Also given the fact that Kerala is haunted by the red terror propagandists who admire the hammer and sickle too much, the BJP was quick to respond. Eight suspects have been arrested by the police and it has been revealed that they have links with the Communist Party.
Along the political violence, Rajesh, a 34-year-old follower of the RSS on which the BJP has founded its principles, has been murdered.
In the press statement, Manoj Abraham, Inspector General of Police stated, “The attack was by a gang of men involving CPM (Communist Party of India (Marxist) activists. However, there was a long history of enmity between one of the accused and the victim. We are also probing any angle of a political motive.”
Two days ago, there was a violent conflict between the CPI and BJP members. On Thursday evening, an incident broke out into a fight between the two parties. The left ideology adherents were triggered by an assault to a left wing youth flag. The triggered leftists then vandalized residences of BJP members. Initially, six RSS members were arrested by the police. Further, four CPI-M members were also arrested.
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Left wing youth members and the CPI-M counselor was caught on CCTV footage throwing stones at the BJP office. They too have been arrested.
The Communist Party in a press release denied any such accusations and allegations. However, given the political clashes in the past and the frequent approach of aggressiveness and extremism adopted by the leftists, the red terror problem, particularly in Kerala, needs to be addressed bringing all stakeholders together.
Kerala’s remarkable achievements as a forceful Indian state have been overshadowed by the rising political violence. Left wing aggressiveness is a reality in India, especially in certain states.
– prepared by Saksham Narula of NewsGram. Twitter: @Saksham2394
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