Thiruvananthapuram: Former leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala remarked that CPM has fallen to such a state that the party is willing to take any path to commit corruption and achieve what it wanted.
"It is bizarre to witness party courts probing cases involving its members and leaders. For instance, the police registered no case or recorded the arrest of an Alappuzha local committee member and the standing committee chairman after a lorry owned by him was seized for carrying banned tobacco products worth Rs 1 crore. He was sacked from the party only because he had done something wrong. Even so, there is something secretive behind the party trying to save him," he said.
Chennithala alleged that several senior CPM leaders have a connection to the incident. "The minister who attended the meeting to oust Shanavas made a remark to protect him. Further, on a day-to-day basis, drug case often involves CPM members. That is the reason why the majority of these cases are never solved. The police and the government are trying to protect these people.," he added.
He also criticized the state Police for their lack of effort in tackling the drug mafia using "Children" as carriers.