THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pressure is mounting on the CPM to act against P.K. Sasi MLA who is facing charge of sexual abuse from a district committee member of the DYFI.
Veteran leader V.S. Achuthanandan who arrived in Palakkad on Thursday on a two day visit, said strong action would be initiated in the matter. “The issue needs to be studied in detail. It will be dealt with strongly since the complaint is lodged by a woman,” he said.
Sources said the CPM state leadership is expected to take a decision on the matter in a day or two amid reports that Sasi was trying to muster support of the local leaders. He has convened a meeting of branch secretaries and local secretaries of his area on Friday to explain his side.
A section of CPM leaders are reportedly trying to settle the matter before it is dealt legally. But with the woman standing firm on her complaint and even getting the backing of a section of party leaders, the possibility of internal settlement is low.