CPI withdraws flag planting method of protest
Thiruvananthapuram: The CPI-AIYF leadership has decided to withdraw from the 'flag planting' method of protest in the wake of alleged suicide of an expatriate industrialist in Punalur.
The expat allegedly committed suicide after some party workers planted flags in front of his workshop, thwarting his business plans. The leadership took the decision following the chief minister’s firm stand against the method of protest.
Following the decision, party workers removed the flags planted in a private property in Kalady. The party sources made it clear that the local committees also have been directed to withdraw from the protest method.
Meanwhile, CPI Thiruvananthapuram District Secretary G. R. Anil said that the party workers planted flags in Kalady after the officials did not take any action on a complaint against land encroachment. The flag planting of CPI in a private property in Kalady was brought to light by Mathrubhumi News.
The persons concerned decided to remove the flags after the news was published. The district leadership raised serious allegations against the revenue department which is handled by the CPI. The party workers allege that the revenue department itself support the land encroachers.