THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said his party was ready to work together with Nair Service Society (NSS).
At a press conference held here in connection with the Kerala Samara-kshna Jatha, Kodiyeri said there was no enmity with NSS leadership and the criticism is only an expression of their views. Majority of the members of NSS are with the Left parties though the leadership may be having some differences.
Kodieyri’s statement reflects a climb-down in CPM position. Earlier the CPM had accused NSS of becoming a pawn in the hands of Sangh Parivar in the Sabarimala agitation. The NSS decision to take part in Ayyapa Jyothi programme of Sangh Parivar and the threat issued to the members of the organisation for taking part in Vanitha Mathil programme had invited sharp criticism from the CPM.
The CPM leader lauded the stand taken by SNDP and KPMS. The community organisations in Kerala have always uphe-ld renaissance values and communist parties have stood for social reforms and social change.
Communist leaders like C.H. Kannaran and T.K. Ramakrishnan had worked with SNDP. On the differences within the Kerala Congress Mani, the CPM leader said P.J. Joseph was not hitting the target. Let him first hit the target then we will consider.
The CPM leader said the LDF has an upper hand in the current political situation in the state which was evident from the local bodies by polls in which the LDF won 16, UDF 12 and the BJP drew a blank.
He said the LDF support has increased since its government came to power in 2016. In Malap-puram Lok Sabha by poll LDF recorded an incr-ease of 1 lakh plus votes, similarly in Vengara As-sembly bypoll the votes share went up, Chenngannur gave a historic victory and Left students unions have swept most colleges and universities which also reflected the mood of the youth in the state.
Kodiyeri said the local bodies bypoll results have given confidence to the LDF. The government would present its progress report for the third year soon....