P Sasi and George M Thomas | Photos: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state committee approved the recommendation of the state secretariate to appoint former Kannur district secretary and CPM state committee member P Sasi as the political secretary to the chief minister. Sasi will replace Puthalath Dinesan, who has been holding the office since the first Pinarayi government.
Sasi was the political secretary to EK Nayanar during the 1996-2001 period.
Dinesan will now takeover Kodiyeri Balakrishnan as the chief editor of party mouthpiece Deshabhimani. Central committee member and former minister TM Thomas Isaac will head the Chintha weekly, the ideological mouthpiece of the party.
Kairali channels will function under Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.
The committee also allowed the Kozhikode district committee to take action against George M Thomas who made controversial remarks on Kodanchery interfaith marriage. The district committee will convene on Wednesday.
EP Jayarajan will replace A Vijayaraghavan as the LDF convenor.