CPI trains gun on Ganesh Kumar

Ganesh Kumar
K B Ganesh Kumar

Kollam: The Communist Party of India (CPI) is upset with Pathanapuram legislator K B Ganesh Kumar. A working report of the party presented at the Pathanapuram constituency meet on Saturday made a scathing attack on the actor-turned-politician.

Hitting out against Ganesh, the CPI remarked that the Pathanapuram MLA has not yet acquired leftist character.

The party also alleged that the MLA was acting on his own without consulting the Left Democratic Front (LDF). This personalised style of functioning of the MLA is affecting the stability of the LDF in the constituency.

Because of the MLA's attitude, the LDF is not in a position to convene its constituency committee meeting in Pathanapuram. Moreover, the good work done by the LDF Government is not getting reflected in the constituency. Ganesh Kumar has an allergy for ministers, the CPI report said.

Both the CPI and Ganesh's party Kerala Congress (B) are constituents of the LDF.

The CPI also claimed that Ganesh tried to defeat its candidates in the last panchayat polls.

The CPI report further blamed that Ganesh nurtured even now the same kind of grudge against CPI workers which he had held when the party candidate fought against him in the 2001 elections.

Earlier, the CPI has expressed its unease with the Kerala Congress (M), which joined the LDF in October 2020.

The LDF bagged nine of the Assembly seats in Kollam district in the 2021 and 2011 state polls, but it had a clean sweep in 2016.

CPM too not spared

The CPI constituency committee report did not even spare CPM.

It alleged CPM's hand in the defeat of CPI candidates in many parts of the constituency in the last local body polls.

In many places, CPM teamed up with Kerala Congress (B) to defeat CPI candidates. Rebel candidates were put up against CPI nominees. This is the reason why CPI does not have representation in many local bodies in Pathanapuram, the committee report alleged.

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