VS Sunil Kumar, E Chandrasekharan
Thiruvananthapuram: The Communist Party of India (CPI) has elected former minister and Kanhangad MLA E Chandrasekharan and housing board vice chairman PP Suneer as its assistant secretaries here on Tuesday. Six new faces in the party state executive are R Rajendran, GR Anil, KK Ashraf, Kamala Sadanandan, CK Sasidharan, and TV Balan.
This time too, CPI remained indifferent to former minister VS Sunil Kumar again without inducting him into the state executive. However, the CPI leadership elucidated that the party can’t induct another member from Thrissur as senior leader CN Jayadevan continues in the state executive. Because of this, Sunil Kumar failed to get entry into the state executive.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that the state CPI faction had not extended support to Sunil Kumar when he was considered for membership in the national council of the party.
Five of the six new members of the state executive are supporters of Kanam Rajendran. TV Balan from Kozhikode is the only member who was faintly aloof from Kanam.