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Kodiyeri is BJP's voice in CPI(M): Ravi

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ALAPPUZHA, MAY 3. The AICC general secretary, Vayalar Ravi, has said that the CPI(M) Legislature Party Deputy Leader, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, was the BJP's voice in the CPI(M).

Participating in `Janavidhi-2004' programme of the Alappuzha Press Club here today, Mr. Ravi said Mr. Balakrishnan and the BJP State president, P.S. Sreedharan Pillai, were speaking in the same voice. Both were demanding a CBI inquiry into the Marad violence, noted Mr. Ravi.

He said the CPI(M) had connections with the Sangh Parivar from the days of the Jan Sangh. Mr. Ravi reminded the CPI(M) leaders that there was no relevance for a blind opposition against the Congress in the present political scenario.

Mature leaders in the CPI(M) such the former West Bengal Chief Minister, Jyoti Basu, had realised this, Mr. Ravi said.

He said there was confusion in the BJP over who would succeed the Prime Minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Human Resources Development Minister, Murli Manohar Joshi, had openly expressed his discontent in the Deputy Prime Minister, L.K. Advani, becoming the successor of Mr. Vajpayee, Mr. Ravi said and added that the fear of defeat had gripped the BJP.

On the opinion of the Congress leader, K. Karunakaran, that the State Cabinet would be reconstituted after elections, Mr. Ravi said it would not have any impact on Congress workers.

Mr. Ravi opined that the statements issued by the Leader of the Opposition, V.S. Achuthanandan, were in fact beneficial to the UDF.

On V.M. Sudheeran becoming the Congress candidate in Alappuzha after he had declared his retirement from electoral politics, Mr. Ravi said it was the Congress high command that had forced Mr. Sudheeran to contest.

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