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Text of CPI(M) Central Committee decision on party’s Kerala unit
The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) held a meeting on July 11 and 12 to discuss the matters related to the party’s Kerala unit. It has issued the following statement:
The Central Committee decided that in view of the violations of the organisational principle and discipline by Com. V.S. Achuthanandan, he should be removed from the Polit Bureau.
Com. Achuthanandan is the senior most leader who has made a big contribution to the party in Kerala. The Central Committee expected Com. V.S. to fulfil his responsibilities as the Chief Minister and as a leader of the party.
The Central Committee examined the report submitted by the Polit Bureau on the SNC Lavalin contract for the renovation and modernisation of three hydroelectric projects in Kerala which were entered into by the UDF government in 1995-96 and which were subsequently implemented by the LDF government.
The Central Committee is of the view that Com. Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala State committee and the Electricity Minister in the then LDF government between 1996-98 was not involved in any corrupt practice whatsoever.
The Central Committee reiterated that the party will fight the case politically and legally. The Central Committee authorised the Polit Bureau to take necessary steps to implement the Central Committee decisions.
The Kerala State committee should unify the entire party and go to the people with the political and organisational tasks which have been spelt out in the review of the Lok Sabha elections.
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