Palakkad: The P. K. Sasi faction in CPM has tightened its grip over DYFI in the district after a leader facing allegations of demeaning the female leader who accused the controversial legislator of sexual misconduct got promoted as the vice-president.
Besides that, M Jinesh, who was in DYFI district secretariat, was demoted to district committee citing lack of proper attendance.
He had strongly backed the female DYFI leader who filed a complaint against the Shornur MLA with the district, state and central committees of CPM.
The CPM had suspended Mr Sasi for six months after holding an inquiry on the complainant of sexual misbehaviour.
The female leader who filed the complaint against Mr Sasi has also submitted her resignation.
In the interview she gave to some news websites, she said that she did not wish to be part of DYFI by facing such insults.
Mr Jinesh also took up the matter of his demotion with the district DYFI and protested against it.
Newly elected DYFI district secretary T. M. Sasi said that there was no controversy regarding the demotion of Mr Jinesh as he was unable to take part in all important meetings of the secretariat and that was the reason why he was chosen as the district committee member.
Meanwhile, A A Rahim, the state secretary, said that he had not received any complaints about the selection of DYFI functionaries in Palakkad and matters needed to be discussed officially and not on Facebook.
In Palakkad, the CPM and DYFI factions led by Mr Sasi and former MP M. B. Rajesh had been confronting each other for a while.
Mr Rajesh had pointed fingers at this factionalism for his defeat in the Lok Sabah elections....