Kollam: Commenting on the statement by BJP leader Saroj Pandey threatening to “gouge out the eyes” of CPM workers, CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran on Tuesday said the BJP should bring more and more such leaders to the State to deliver hate speeches so that the people of Kerala will get an awareness of the ideology of BJP. “Kerala is a land of peace lovers. Through such provocative comments, the people will come to know the real colour of the Party,” Mr. Rajendran said. He also condemned the attack on the CPM office by the BJP and said it was a sign of disrespect of a democratic system. Mr. Rajendran was speaking to media persons in Kollam.
On forming a political alternative to fascist powers, Mr. Rajendran said the Communist parties were of the opinion that all secular parties that oppose communalism should be brought under a single umbrella. Terming the observation by the Kerala High Court to ban student politics as “anti-democratic” Mr. Rajendran said the Government should go in for legislation if the verdict turned out to be final. “The High Court’s observation as part of considering the case on banning student politics is anti-democratic. If the observation turns out to be a verdict, there are options for political parties to move higher courts. In case that too fails, the Government can go for legislation to protect democratic values,” he added.
CPI party congress
The 23rd CPI party congress will be held in Kollam between April 25 and April 29, 2018. Over 750 representatives from 27 states in the country representing 6 lakh party members would take part in the congress, said Kanam Rajendran. The party would decide upon the policies to be taken up and would discuss the activities of the party during the last three years in the congress. A rally in which one lakh red volunteers are expected to participate will be held in Kollam at the conclusion of the congress....