Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has said that there are “deliberate attempts” from various quarters to alienate the party from minority communities.
Inaugurating a public meeting organised by the party Mundur area committee at Mundur near here on Friday, Mr. Vijayan said there were even organised campaigning describing the party as anti-Muslim. The CPI(M) State secretary said his party was supporting the minorities as a party of the working class. Its politics was not based on communal or caste considerations. Thus, it did not need any certificate from communal parties or organisations about its secular and pro-minority credentials, he said.
Mr. Vijayan accused the media of spreading false news about the developments in the party at Mundur. Some of the party members and supporters were carried away by such campaign. But now they understood the real issues behind it.
At Mundur, there were some problems in the party which was being solved through the party’s organisational set up. If a party committee or members had some complaints, he could approach the higher committee and seek action on the decisions of the lower committee.
But in Mundur, things had gone out of its organisational set up. This was used by a section of the media to launch a campaign against the party, he said.
He said the United Democratic Front (UDF) government was following anti-people policies. They were doing everything to help the land mafia in the State. So the party will launch mass agitations against the anti-people policies of both the Central and State governments, he said.
The CPI(M) had organised a rally to bring unity in the party at Mundur.
The party rebels who had walked out of a meeting of the area committee on September 26 had joined the meeting on Saturday.
Mr. Vijayan said the appeal from the former Mundur area committee secretary P.A. Gokuldas against his demotion to the local committee would be considered by the party State committee.