Sees political plot to weaken party, LDF

Communist Party of India (Marxist) Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the United Democratic Front (UDF) government cannot intimidate the CPI(M) with its move for a CBI inquiry into the alleged conspiracy leading to Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader T.P. Chandrasekharan’s murder.

Addressing the media shortly before beginning the tour of his ‘Kerala Raksha Yatra’ in the district on Wednesday, Mr. Vijayan said the government move for the CBI probe was the result of a political conspiracy aimed at trapping the CPI(M) and weakening the Opposition Left Democratic Front (LDF). The trial court had already given its judgment in the case. Both the prosecution and the defence were free to go in appeal against the trial court verdict.

There was no provision under Indian laws for ordering a CBI inquiry into a case that the police had investigated and on which a court had given its verdict after due trial. The government bid to go in for the CBI inquiry was in gross violation of the laws. A fresh case was registered as part of a script prepared by the ruling UDF to facilitate a CBI probe. His party was not worried about any kind of probe. Since it move was part of a political conspiracy, the CPI(M) would meet it politically, he said.

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