Mr. P.C. Joshi, Communist Party leader, addressing a public meeting at Trichur on May 4, denied reports of a split in the Communist Party. There were definitely various viewpoints - and it was evident during the recent party Congress at Palghat - but when they discussed these more and more, they got closer and closer, he said. Mr. Joshi affirmed that the Communist Party could not afford to have a split in its ranks because it had before it the noble task of uniting the people of the country. If the party itself was not united, how could it undertake this task, he asked.