CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagppan admits mega ‘Thiruvathirakali’ was a fault

Thiruvananthapuram: CPM district secretary Anavoor Nagappan acknowledged that the mega ‘Thiruvathirakali’ preceding the CPM district conference of Thiruvananthapuram should have been postponed. The committee could not put off the event when the participants and the organisers came up to perform, said Anavoor to Mathrubhumi News.

The ‘Thiruvathirakali’ performed on the same day of the funeral procession of Dheeraj Rajendran had raised severe allegations against the party. The event also invited criticism as more than 500 persons participated by violating COVID protocols. Following this, the Parassala police have registered a case against the Democratic Women’s Association.

It has been alleged that the CPM state leadership will soon seek an explanation regarding the event from district leadership. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and minister V Sivankutty also responded that the ‘Thiruvathirakali should have been called off.

The Democratic Women’s Association of Parassala area committee had organised the ‘Thiruvathirakali’ under the leadership of district panchayat standing committee chairperson VR Salooja. Politburo member MA Baby and district secretary Anavoor Nagappan were present at the function.

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