Rectification document warns of rising drug use among CPM activists

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Thiruvananthapuram: CPM released a rectification document with findings that many of the party workers who participated in the anti-drug campaigns are addicts to alcohol and psychotropic drugs in the state.

The service and lifestyle of the party members have to be a model for the public. They have to intervene in sports and attract more youth to it. If the party workers lagged behind in extending support to the deprived and impoverished sections, other organisations will assert their influence, warned the rectification document.

CPM has been taking up anti-drug campaigns on account of the party’s promise during the last assembly election to roll out mass drives against the proliferation of drug use.

The rectification document pointed out that even the activists of the affiliated organisations are falling prey to drug abuse. The document alerted students and youth activists to be more careful.

It also notified the sports council to ensure that the opportunities are being available to the eligible sports persons.

The document warned of the formation of alternative organisations diverting from the Navodhana Samrakshana Samithi (Renaissance Protection Forum) set up in connection with the women entry campaigns of Sabarimala. The organisations serving the backward communities had formed ‘Prathidwani’ under Punnala Sreekumar, who resigned from the position of samithi president. The document urged to be alert regarding the functioning of Prathidwani.

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