Thiruvananthapuram: CPI general secretary Sudhakar Reddy has taken a strong exception to the portrayal of his state unit as siding with the opposition in Kerala.
He said the CPI would not hesitate to point out the lapses on the part of the government to ensure better governance in the state.
CPM politburo member Prakash Karat during a press conference in Kozhikode had reminded CPI that it too was in the ruling front. His statement had irked the CPI state and national leaderships.
Earlier this month the CPM and CPI central leaders had held bilateral talks. During the discussion, a section of CPM leaders, particularly Karat, had pointed out that the CPI was taking the position of Opposition in Kerala and criticising the government. He is understood to have suggested a party-to-party talks resolve the issue.
Apart from CPI central executive committee members, six politburo members of the CPM had also taken part in the meeting. They had held wide-ranging discussions on national and state issues.
Since most of them concern government decisions, the leaders feel that it would be difficult to go forward without addressing these contentious issues and reaching a consensus....