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Updated: May 4, 2014 06:19 IST

M.R. Murali may return to the CPI(M) fold soon

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CPI(M) dissident and former chairman of the Shoranur municipality M.R. Murali
The Hindu CPI(M) dissident and former chairman of the Shoranur municipality M.R. Murali

CPI(M) dissident and former chairman of the Shoranur municipality M.R. Murali will return to the party soon.

He had left the party and formed the Janakeeya Vikasana Samithi (JVS) and defeated the CPI(M) in the Shoranur municipality for the first time in the last local body election.

His re-induction has been sanctioned by both the district and State committees of the party. Now, they are waiting formal sanction from the party central committee.

Mr. Murali and 60 party members, including more than a dozen councillors, had left the party and joined hands with the Congress to capture power in the municipality, which was a stronghold of the CPI(M).

As part of his re-induction, Mr. Murali had quit the chairmanship of the municipality to pave way for a party nominee some time back.

During the Lok Sabha election last month, Mr. Murali and the JVS worked for CPI(M) candidate M.B. Rajesh, MP. CPI(M) State secretariat member A.K. Balan on Saturday said the party had considered the request of Mr. Murali for re-induction. There were only some technical formalities to be completed before formally re-inducting Mr. Murali and others who left the party in 2008.

Mr. Murali was suspended from the party on the charge of anti-party activities in 2008. The re-induction of Mr. Murali and his supporters is part of a State-level appeal made by the party to those who had left the CPI(M) to return to the party fold.

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