Nation Current Affairs 01 May 2018 Six years now, CPM s ...

Six years now, CPM still fights with T P Chandrasekharan memories

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JOSE KURIAN
Published May 1, 2018, 2:27 am IST
Updated May 1, 2018, 2:27 am IST
The incident redrafted the politics of not-only Onchiyam but also the entire Malabar region.
Martyrs' column at Onchiyam.
 Martyrs' column at Onchiyam.

KOZHIKODE: The CPM has been trying to re-establish its supremacy in the party villages of Onchiyam where its fortunes had declined after the murder of RMP leader T.P. Chandrasekharan on May 4, 2012. The party, in a bid to erase the memories of   Chandrasekharan, has installed the young T.P. Bineesh, as the CPM area secretary hailing from the same village.  It hopes that it can replace the TP tag through T.P. Bineesh. The CPM had in the past unleashed attacks on the martyr's column of TP. Rather than the might of RMP, what haunts the CPM in its former citadel are the memories of T.P. Chandrasekharan.

RMP leader N. Venu told DC that the CPM had   slapped fake cases against RMP workers and also unleashed   attacks on its leaders as well as workers who have been struggling  to survive in the region. "Even if we stage a series of protests before police stations, the CPM-controlled forces do not take any action on the party goons," he added.  

 

The CPM fortress was shaken when T.P. Chandrasekharan walked out of  party on ideological differences in 2008.  The party had to twice suspend its Onchiyam martyrdom observation due to the rising protest against the party from RMP cadres. Onchiyam is a crucial landmark in the revolutionary landscape of north Malabar.  On April 30, 1948, ten comrades were shot dead when the police opened fire at the people who resisted the attempt to arrest the leaders after the communist party was banned.   The incident redrafted the politics of not-only Onchiyam but also the entire Malabar region.   

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Location: India, Kerala




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