Friction between Communist parties to reach state level
Kochi: The police lathi charge against the CPI march has intensified the issues between the Communist parties in Ernakulam district. The trouble turned worse after CPI state leadership expressed their dissatisfaction to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan.
With this, the friction existing between both Communist parties in Ernakulam district became a topic of discussion at the state level. CPI believes that the CPM leadership’s direction led to the police lathi charge which is why the high level officers were absent at the scene.
CPI leaders do not blame the government for the issues but only criticise the police force. However, the criticism target Pinarayi Vijayan who is also in charge of home department.
CPI is all set to intensify the protest following the lathi charge. CPI has declared that they would not hesitate to start a protest in front of the DIG office, if Njarakkal CI is not suspended. This can lead to further troubles between the two parties.
Until now, the state leaders of CPI had not intervened in the district level frictions. But as the police beat up MLA Eldho Abraham and others, the state leadership will have to intervene in the issue.
CPI district secretary who inaugurated the march had harshly criticised the police and the CPM. He reminded CPM that those who let loose the SFI will have to face the consequences. MLA Eldho Abraham who sustained injuries in the march, declared before the media that they will continue to correct the front.
CPI district secretary P Raju’s vehicle was blocked by the DYFI-SFI workers when he was returning after visiting the injured AISF workers who were injured in the clashes at Vypin College. Njrakkal CI who was present at the scene then did not intervene in the issue.
CPI believe that this behaviour was the result of CPM direction. In protest over this, CPI had not attend the concluding ceremony of Palarivattom bridge protest staged by the LDF.