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`CPI(M) cannot stake claim to Kollam seat'

By Our Staff Reporter

KOLLAM, DEC. 15. The Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) leader V.P. Ramakrishna Pillai has said that if the Communist Party of India (Marxist) stakes claim to the Kollam seat in the next Lok Sabha elections, his party will then react appropriately.

Answering questions at a press conference here today, he said the present situation in the Left Democratic Front (LDF) did not warrant any reaction on the issue now. It was on account of a peculiar situation in the LDF that the CPI(M) staked claim to the Kollam seat in the1999 Lok Sabha elections. No such situation prevails in the LDF for the CPI(M) to stake claim to the seat now.

District meet

Mr. Ramakrishna Pillai, who is also the chairman of the reception committee for the party's three-day district conference here from December 17, said the meet would begin with a rally and a public meeting on the first day. The State secretary, T.J. Chandrachoodan, will inaugurate the meeting. The delegates session will be inaugurated by the party general secretary, K. Pankajakshan, the next day. About 1,400 delegates will attend the conference.

He claimed that membership-wise the party had emerged stronger. `Unwanted elements' expelled from the party are in trouble following factional feuds. ``Those from the A.V. Thamarakshan camp are constantly approaching the RSP for a homecoming.'' He said that except for Prof. Thamarakshan and the Labour Minister, Babu Divakaran, the party would not be averse to taking back others.

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