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RMP fights to save its last fortress

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | JOSE KURIAN
Published May 4, 2016, 6:26 am IST
Updated May 4, 2016, 6:26 am IST
The RMP and its political allies contested all the seats in the Parliament election in 2014 exposing the CPM’s politics of violence.
K.K. Rema, wife of the slain RMP leader TP Chandrasekharan, in a commemoration programme organised in connection with the first anniversary of his martyrdom. (Photo: DC FILE)
 K.K. Rema, wife of the slain RMP leader TP Chandrasekharan, in a commemoration programme organised in connection with the first anniversary of his martyrdom. (Photo: DC FILE)

KOZHIKODE: The Revolutionary Socialist Party founded by the late CPM rebel T.P. Chandrasekharan in 2009 is at the crossroads now.  The repercussions of his murder on May 4, 2012  had  resonated across the nation wherever the CPM faced rebellion. The RMP and its political allies  contested  all the seats in the Parliament election in 2014 exposing the CPM’s politics of violence.

The RMP caused the defeat of  CPM candidates in Vadakara and Kozhikode, but it could not win from anywhere.    Now the RMP is on a battle to save its last fortress, Vadakara constituency that includes Onchiyam panchayat.

 

Noted poet Umesh Babu  told DC  that the RMP was now limited to the home turf of TP. “After the murder of TP and the upsurge of rebellion across the state, the RMP supporters and leaders have been facing brutal physical torture,”  he pointed out.  

The CPM lost the four panchayats of Azhiyur, Eramala, Onchiyam and Chorode that had stood with the CPM for decades. In Vadakara, a known left-citadel,  the  CPM is determined  to ensure the victory of Mr C.K. Nanu, JD (S) candidate. Mr P. Mohanan, one of the accused in the TP murder case, who was acquitted later,  is now leading the CPM campaign as its district secretary.

 

Mr Mohanan told DC that  the RMP was a small rebel group existing in a panchayat.   “In this election, the RMP is not at all a concern for the party. We have no time to spare for such tiny elements,” he added.

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Location: India, Kerala




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