Kochi: The state government should not be seen as implementing the same policy of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, says CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran.
"The CPI or other parties in the LDF do not have the responsibility to justify every action of the police," he said referring to the recent encounter killings of four Maoists in the state.
He told reporters here on Friday that there were no differences of opinion between the CPI and the CPM. The CPI does not support the Maoists or Naxalites. "Naxalites have an annihilation policy, but the police should not subscribe to that in their functioning," he said.
He pointed out that his opinion and that of the CPI on UAPA cases were the same as that of CPM politburo member Prakash Karat. "The Left parties are against the use of UAPA and the state government should uphold such a policy," he added.
The state CPI leadership has been protesting against the encounter killings of four Maoists at Attappadi, the arrest of two students under UAPA in Kozhikode and Chief Secretary Tom Jose's article endorsing the police action.
Mr Karat stated the other day that the police had committed a mistake in slapping UAPA against the two students and said he will comment on the encounter killings after the completion of the magisterial probe....