CPI leader sees anarchy in the front

Defence Minister A.K. Antony has set the deadline for the United Democratic Front government through his recent remarks on the industrial scenario in the State, State secretary of Communist Party of India Pannian Ravindran has said.

Inaugurating the 60th anniversary celebrations of CPI organ Jayayugam and launching the work for bringing out the Kollam edition of the newspaper, Mr. Ravindran wondered how Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would respond to Mr. Antony’s remarks. Now, the UDF leaders were busy interpreting Mr. Antony’s remarks. “A leader who holds the number two position in the Union Cabinet has made a negative comment about the UDF government,” he said.

Mr. Ravindran alleged that Mr. Chandy and Industries Minister P.K. Kunhalikutty had no answer to the question on the progress the State had made during the one-and-a-half years of UDF rule. Mr. Chandy must make clear the State’s gains from the Emerging Kerala summit.

The UDF was, through its religion and caste appeasement policies, was making the State a fertile ground for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

The function was presided over by CPI district secretary R. Ramachandran. Party assistant secretary K. Prakash Babu and leaders Thengamam Balakrishnan, K.R. Chandramohan, P.S. Supal, and Chairman and Managing Director of Janayugam P. Ramachandran Nair spoke.