Pay Rs 15,000 to rally fund; CPM leader's phone call with sand smuggler out

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Pathanamthitta: Controversies continue to tarnish the image of the Janakeeya Prathirodha Jatha (People's Resistance Rally) led by CPM state secretary MV Govindan in Kerala.

On Monday, CPM faced another controversy after a phone conversation between a Pathanamthitta branch secretary and a person involved in illegal sand mining came out.

In the audio clip, Arun Mathew, CPM branch secretary from Pulimukku, can be heard threatening a man and forcing him to pay money to fund collected as part of the People's Resistance Rally. Arun demanded the man pay Rs 15,000 instead of Rs 3000 offered by him. Offended by the man, Arun can be heard saying that he couldn't threaten the party anymore.

Arun threatened the man by saying he was aware of his illicit business. "You are carrying out illegal sand mining by bribing the police. I receive information when your men enter the water to mine sand at night," he says during the nearly three-and-half-minute phone conversation. Arun reacted to the video by claiming that some RSS leaders in the area have edited his voice and are using it against him.

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