Kanam Rajendran | Photo: MANISH CHEMANCHERY
Haripad: CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran, who faced criticism during district conferences, ridiculed members for bashing the party and left government without showing enough "affiliation" or "obligation". He remarked that those following the left front must be obliged to follow the generally accepted political line.
"We should share all gains and losses of the front equally. In the current state of the country, CPI should move forward not based on subjective understanding but on common political understanding," he said while inaugurating the Alappuzha district conference.
"The left parties, which lost appeal among people during the National Emergency, got support after the formation of the left front. There were 960 party branches in 1977 and now there are 11,220. Until 1980, CPI and CPM clashed and left unity was possible only after the Bhatinda Party Congress," he said.