THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A section of Bengal comrades has pointed out that the financial fraud case against CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's son Binoy Kodiyeri has come as a setback to the party. The issue was reportedly raised by two members of the state committee Manav Mukherjee and Moinul Hassan the other day who felt that the issue involving Mr Balakrishnan's son had tainted the party. They wanted the CPM politburo to make a statement on the issue.
As of now only the Kerala state secretariat had issued a statement on the complaint filed by Dubai based tourism agency about Mr Balakrishnan's son failing to repay Rs 1.74 crore loan taken from them. Since the matter also pertains to the son of a politburo member, the top leadership of the party needs to make a statement to remove speculations in the public. However, CPM state secretary Surjayakanta Mishra said since the matter pertained to another state unit, the Bengal committee was not empowered to raise the matter before the politburo or ask the central leadership to take a position on the issue.
The state secretary's stand was endorsed by majority of the members of the committee. The Bengal comrades also criticised the manner in which CPM general secretary was criticised during the Thiruvanathapuram district conference in connection with the issue. Such criticism was uncalled for. With the Bengal comrades discussing the issue in state committee, there are enough indications that Binoy case will be raised at the forthcoming party Congress to be held in Hyderabad in April.