Thiruvananthapuram: There seems to be more trouble in Kerala's CPM at a time when the party is being torn apart by infighting. The Idukki district head of the CPM, MM Mani, has controversially claimed that the CPM has a history of 'murdering' rivals within the party.
The comment comes on the back of the alleged murder of TP Chandrasekharan, a CPM rebel in May this year.
Earlier this week, former Kerala chief minister VS Achuthanandan said he would resign. He has had a running feud with top leader Pinarayi Vijayan for several years now.
Achuthanandan had openly said that he did not believe that Party Secretary Pinarayi Vijayan had the last word. He also said that the CPM did not have a high command like the Congress and the Muslim League.
A rift seemed to be brewing in the Kerala CPM after the brutal killing of rebel leader TP Chandrashekharan. Though a police probe is still on, many allege that Chandrashekharan's killing was orchestrated by CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan's group. Vijayan had alleged that the killing was a conspiracy to tarnish the CPM and even reiterated an earlier comment that Chandrashekharan was a traitor.
"A traitor is a traitor. I called him a traitor when he left the party. There is no change in that," Vijayan had said.
Chandrashekharan was a former VS Achuthanandan's loyalist and left the party after a tiff with Vijayan's faction.