KERALA

Revolt in RSP in Alappuzha

A section of office-bearers resign from party

Staff Reporter

ALAPPUZHA: A group of office-bearers of the Revolutionary Socialist Party in the district led by party central committee member V.Mohan Das has quit the party alleging that the State and the district leadership of the party were victimising party leaders and workers by raising baseless agitations.

Further, the RSP leadership was promoting their loyalists though they commanded little support in the party, they said.

At a press conference here on Monday, Mr. Mohan Das along with RSP State committee member K. Ramachandran; Revolutionary Youth Front (RYF) district president T.K. Sreekumar; RSP Alappuzha constituency secretary C.S. Rameshan and Mararikkulam constituency secretary C.K. Radhakrishnan said though they had resigned from official posts in the party earlier as a token of protest against the style of functioning of the leadership, the leadership did not try to change its style and instead ousted those who resigned.

Mr. Mohan Das said as a central committee member he had submitted his resignation to the committee.

"Meanwhile, State secretary T.J. Chandrachoodan issued a statement that I had been ousted from the party accusing me of working against the LDF in the local body elections," said Mr. Das.

He said the State secretary had no power to oust a central committee member. Moreover, no LDF constituent had raised such a complaint.

Mr. Das said that it was RSP Alappuzha district secretary P.D. Karthikeyan and party leader K. Sankaran Nair who had worked against the LDF candidates in Ambalappuzha and Charummood.

Mr. Karthikeyan had allotted the official symbol of the party to the RSP candidates who contested in the Alappuzha municipality against the LDF official candidates, said Mr. Das.

Allegation a ploy

In this context, the allegation was a ploy of the leadership and he resigned as he found that there was no meaning in continuing in the party, said Mr. Das. He said those who resigned from the party would hold a convention here next month to decide their future course of action.

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