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CPM state committee backs Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Published Jun 25, 2019, 1:23 am IST
Updated Jun 25, 2019, 1:23 am IST
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CPIM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan addresses the media after the CPIM  state committee  in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday .(Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)
 CPIM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan addresses the media after the CPIM state committee in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday .(Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: CPM state committee on Monday backed party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan whose elder son Binoy Kodiyeri is facing charges of rape and cheating.

The explanation given by Kodiyeri was accepted by the secretariat earlier and the state committee has now ratified that decision. The state committee felt that the matter pertained to a person who had nothing to do with the party and there was no need for the organisation to intervene in the case or defend anyone.


At a press conference here to brief the state committee decisions, Kodiyeri said right from the beginning he had taken a stand that as party and at his personal level, he would not intervene in the matter. I stand by that decision.”

On Mumbai based advocate Sreejith’s claims, Kodiyeri said nobody was decided as middleman. “I know him personally. When a complaint related to the matter reached all news paper offices, he called me up.  The attempt was to find out the facts. The lawyer has made it clear that there was no move for a compromise,” he said.


He said let the court examine the allegations. “Legal issues have to be handled legally. There is nothing more to say,” he said.

On his wife’s visit to Mumbai to meet the lawyer, the CPM state secretary said; “My wife tried to find out what actually happened. When such an issue comes up it is quite natural for a mother to become emotional and find out the details. As a mother she went to Mumbai to understand the case and got in touch with Sreejith. After getting the information it was decided that there is no need to intervene,” he said.


He said Binoy has denied all allegations. Some documents produced are fake. “I have told Binoy clearly that I will not intervene. Issues of your own creation have to be dealt only by you.”

When asked about Binoy’s business, Kodiye-ri said his son was into contract works related to interior designs. There was crisis in business following which he was forced to take loan. “If crores were available then this case would not have come up because its a matter of only Rs 5 crore,” he said.

Meanwhile, Opposition leader Ramesh Chenni-thala demanded the resignation of CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakris-han in the wake of allegations against his son Binoy. He said the CPM leader had no moral right to continue in the post.