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Rousing welcome for Prakash Karat in Palakkad

Staff Reporter

PALAKKAD: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat was given a rousing welcome at Walayar, on the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border, on Thursday morning. Mr. Karat is on a two-day visit to Palakkad, his home district.

This is his first visit to Palakkad after becoming the party general secretary.

He was received by party district secretary P. Unni and other leaders and taken in procession to the Government Rest House in the town.

Public meeting

In the evening, Mr. Karat addressed a public meeting organised in memory of the four CPI(M) workers who had laid down their lives 36 years ago during a Collectorate march as part of an agitation.

The meeting, at Fort Maidan, was presided over by Mr. Unni. The CPI(M) State secretariat members T. Sivadasa Menon and A.K. Balan, MLA; N.N. Krishandas, MP; and M. Chandran, among others.

On Friday, Mr. Karat will visit his ancestral house at Elappully, near the town.

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