KT Jaleel, Jose K Mani | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: An opinion has been formed in the CPI state executive committee meeting that the party need not enter the field alone to justify minister K T Jaleel.
Jaleel's interventions are not in the way which is ideal for an LDF government. CPI's shielding for Jaleel should be limited to the LDF campaign events only, the leaders said.
Criticism arose in the meeting that there were lapses on the part of the government in the recent controversies. The image of the government was tarnished. Each consultancy agency is functioning as separate governments.
The investigation by central agencies into the gold smuggling case need to be viewed with concern. However, CPI should not take any action that may be harmful for the LDF in the upcoming elections.
CPI leaders have strong objections towards Jose K Mani. There should not be a custom of accepting everyone who leaves the UDF. No such soft stance should be taken in the case of Jose K Mani, the leaders opined.
Some leaders said that the LDF can cooperate with Kerala Congress during the election. They also said that making them an ally in the front can be considered after cooperating in the elections.
The state executive meeting will continue on Thursday also. They will also consider holding the state council meeting after the executive meeting on Friday.
The meeting also announced solidarity for the farmers' protest against the farm bill of the central government. The meeting was chaired by V Chamunni. State secretary Kanam Rajendran, national executive members Pannyan Raveendran and K E Ismail also attended the meeting.