Achuthanandan heads to Delhi for CPI-M meet
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan left for New Delhi today to attend a crucial two-day meeting of the CPI-M during which a decision is expected to be taken on ending the feud between him and party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.india Updated: Jul 10, 2009 14:09 IST
Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan left for New Delhi on Friday to attend a crucial two-day meeting of the Communist Party of India Marxist (CPI-M) during which a decision is expected to be taken on ending the feud between him and party state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan.
A grim looking Achuthanandan did not stop to speak to the waiting media at the airport.
The 85-member CPI-M central committee has been authorised by the politburo to find a solution to the raging feud.
During the politburo meeting last week, Achuthanandan had demanded that Vijayan be removed from the post of state secretary since the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused him of having been involved in the Rs.374 crore SNC Lavalin corruption case.
The Vijayan faction responded by saying that Achuthanandan must be made to resign for constantly violating party discipline.
"A solution will surely be found during the meeting. This fight cannot go on any longer because not only has it sullied the image of the party but also that of the state government," a CPI-M minister told IANS on condition of anonymity.
Twelve of the 85 members of the central committee are from Kerala.