New Delhi: Factional fight in the CPI(M)'s Kerala unit flared up yet again on Sunday with the Leader of the Opposition VS Achuthanandan threatening to quit.
In a letter addressed to party supremo Prakash Karat, Achuthanandan asked for a leadership change in the state. He also asserted that "criminalisation of politics" could not be accepted.
The move came against the backdrop of a long-drawn rivalry between Achuthanandan and the State Secretary, Pinarayi Vijayan.
The murder of CPI(M) dissident TP Chandrasekharan earlier this month had accentuated divisions in the party.