Special Correspondent

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Deshabhimani, the daily newspaper of the State unit of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), is in the process of starting new editions in all districts, CPI(M) Central committee member and Deshabhimani general manager E.P. Jayarajan and chief editor V. V. Dakshinaamoorthy have said.

Addressing a news conference here on Thursday, Mr. Jayarajan and Mr. Dakshinamoorthy said the paper would move to its new headquarters near the Central railway station here on Saturday. Party general secretary Prakash Karat would inaugurate the new headquarters at a function to be chaired by CPI(M) State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan. Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan would switch on the new printing unit on the new premises, they said.

Deshabhimani now has seven editions within Kerala and two editions at Bengaluru and Bahrain. Efforts were on to start editions in all districts in the State. The new headquarters would help centralise operations of various editions.

Editorial and management work currently being done at various editions would be shifted to the new centralised facility. Replying to questions, Mr. Jayarajan said the new building had been constructed with money raised from the people and from the proceeds from the sale of the earlier premises. All the talk about CPI(M) amassing wealth taking advantage of the power it holds in the State was baseless, Mr. Jayarajan said.