After P Jayarajan, Thomas Isaac faces party ire for 'self-glorification'

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 14, 2017

"The party has the right to criticise its members".

Fissures in the powerful "Kannur lobby" of the CPM became apparent again following the party state committee's decision that its criticism of P Jayarajan be reported formally in all party committees in the district.

Reacting to reports that he had come under fire during the state committee meeting on Saturday, Jayarajan Monday said, "Criticism and self-criticism take place only in CPM, which is different from other parties".

While Jayarajan was pulled up for the music album, Isaac was criticised for the Washington Post article about communists in Kerala. It will not go unnoticed that the district secretary of the party, in what is considered as its bastion, is now under the scanner of the party's State leadership.

Sources said there has been a grouse among senior leaders that Jayarajan has been "undemocratically interfering" in meetings of grassroot-level units, which are being held as a precursor to the party congress, slated next year.

"Some fake news was published regarding the CPM State secretariat meeting".

There are also some who say that the situation is similar to what happened to M V Raghavan in the past.

P Jayarajan has been gaining much prominence in the party in the recent past.

There were also reports that Jayarajan expressed his regret at the treatment he received at the state committee meeting, and had said that he is not guilty of the allegations against him as it was K K Ragesh who prepared the song and other things. No one is above the party. "It merely executes the party policies at the district level", he said.

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