THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan on Saturday warned party leaders and cadres against interfering in the functioning of the government. Addressing the delegate session at the AKG Hall here, the party state secretary said there were reports that party leaders were interfering with official matters like transfers and postings. They should refrain from such activities as it would bring a bad name to the party and the government.
Kodiyeri said the leadership had also come across instances of undue intervention in the functioning of police department. The party workers should not put undue pressure on the police force which is already being targeted by RSS in the district. He said the police would be able to provide only legal protection to the workers as is in the case of citizens. Hence party workers need not put pressure on the police to get special privilege from the police and keep off from any action which weakened the force.
The state secretary’s statement comes close on the heels of party local-level leaders accusing the police of failing to counter attacks on their cadre by RSS in many parts of the district. The report presented by district secretary Anavoor Nagappan described the defeat in Nemom as a black spot in state’s democratic polity. The party felt that there was no point in blaming the UDF support for the victory of BJP. There were clear organisational weaknesses and major drawbacks in the functioning of party’s election machinery which led to the embarrassing defeat. As many as 405 delegates are attending the conference which will conclude on Feb. 5.