DYFI leader's photo with Akash Thillenkeri triggers row

1 min read
Read later

Kannur: DYFI state joint secretary and central committee member M Shajar has been facing flak after a photo featuring him with Akash Thillenkeri came out. Akash Thillenkeri was a former CPM activist who was disowned by the party over alleged links with quotation gangs and smuggling rackets. In the pic, the DYFI leader was seen presenting a trophy to Thillenkeri during a function of a CAG club in Vanjeri. He was the team manager of the CAG Club cricket team that won the Thillenkeri premier cricket tournament, held a few days back.

Two years ago, Shajar ridiculed Thillenkeri and others during a public meeting as part of DYFI district committees' drive against drug-quotation gangs in the area. The speech escalated into war-of-words between Thillenkeri and DYFI on social media.

When the situation escalated, CPM district secretary MV Jayarajan issued a warning against Thillenkeri and stated that people with such background would not be allowed to be part of the party or related organisations.

CPM Thillaenkeri local committee called for an inquiry to examine the recent development.

Add Comment
Related Topics

Get daily updates from Mathrubhumi.com

Disclaimer: Kindly avoid objectionable, derogatory, unlawful and lewd comments, while responding to reports. Such comments are punishable under cyber laws. Please keep away from personal attacks. The opinions expressed here are the personal opinions of readers and not that of Mathrubhumi.

Suresh Gopi

1 min

Don’t see me as a `Sanghi', I'm a former SFI activist, says Suresh Gopi

Oct 4, 2023

suresh gopi

2 min

Suresh Gopi hints at introduction of central rules for regulating temples

Oct 4, 2023


1 min

Electricity crisis in Kerala: Authorities take a u-turn, reinstate former contracts

Oct 4, 2023