CPI(M) has moved away from core ideals of Marxism: Rema

Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) leader K.K. Rema has said that the party is an alternative to the Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI(M)] which has moved away from the core ideals of Marxism. The RMP will launch its committees in all the districts of the State, she said. The widow of slain RMP leader T.P Chandrasekharan was inaugurating a meeting here on Tuesday to commemorate his death.

She said the Kannur district leadership of the CPI(M) had a greater role in the murder of Chandrasekharan than the Kozhikode district leaders of the party. The slain RMP leader was warned against stepping into the district to spread his ideals when he was alive, but the situation had turned into his party’s favour after his death.

Challenging the CPI (M) to fight the formation of a district committee of the RMP in Kannur, Ms. Rema said the party had the responsibility to declare the motive behind the killing of Chandrasekharan. The most shameful act of the CPI (M) was to distance itself from for the crime, even while financially supporting the families of the goons who had carried out the killing on the party’s behalf, she said. She alleged that the cruel face of the CPI (M) was visible in the surreptitious visits to her house by many CPI (M) workers who were frightened of the reaction of party bigwigs on coming to know of their sympathy for her. The investigation into the murder had stopped at P. Mohanan, the Kozhikode district leader of the CPI (M). This was unfortunate and hence, a probe by a separate agency such as the Central Bureau of Investigation was sought, she said.

K.C. Umesh Babu, writer, who presided over the meeting said it was high time the CPI (M) realised the change in public psyche after the killing of Chandrasekharan. The impending death of the CPI (M) was evident in many of its actions, he said.

Marxist ideologue ‘Berlin’ Kunhanandan Nair, activists A. Jayashanker and D. Surendranath, and dissident CPI (M) worker P.P. Mohanan spoke at the meeting.