Kanam Rajendran and Pinarayi Vijayan | Photo: Mathrubhumi archives
Thrissur: CPI Kerala state secretary Kanam Rajendran has come out with a response to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the Land Reforms Act controversy.
“CPI is not ready to share the credit of Land Reforms Act with anyone else. The Land Reforms Act in its present state was implemented by the C. Achutha Menon government,” said Kanam Rajendran.
He was addressing a gathering at a seminar organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Land Reforms Act.
“It was the Achutha Menon government that safeguarded the Land Reforms Act by including it in table nine. Everyone in Kerala know about it and there is no need to study this separately. It is better to learn history and giving people the respect they deserve is good manners,” Kanam Rajendran said.
Earlier, during the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Land Reforms Act, Pinarayi Vijayan had omitted the name of former chief minister C. Achutha Menon.
The CPI had created a controversy over this. Responding to the criticism, Pinarayi Vijayan had said that he did not know if some people were criticising him due to knowledge of history or lack of it.