CPM's decision to "demote" Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan from the Politburo to the central committee was unanimous, party General Secretary Prakash Karat asserted on Friday.
Addressing party office bearers at the north zonal meeting held at Vadakara to report the central committee's decision, Karat said strict action would be taken against those violating party discipline irrespective of the position they hold.
Karat hoped that Achuthanandan would "correct his mistakes" and work in accordance with the directives of the party leadership and execute duties assigned to him by the party as chief minister.
Party activists from Kasaragod, Kannur, Wayanad and Kozhikode districts took part in the first zonal meeting. The meetings of the central and southern zones would be held in the coming days.