Raja's name was unanimously approved by the party for the top post at the 24th Party Congress at Vijayawada on Tuesday.
The Kerala unit also called for the CPI's alliance with the Congress at the national level.
Raja is piqued by the party leadership’s actions of conducting a public meeting at first, against the usual protocol of conducting conferences before, and for not inviting him to the public meeting.
Asked about Raja's criticism of Mani for the insensitive remarks he made against Rema in the Kerala assembly, Mani said the CPI leader should only mind her business in Delhi.
The general secretaries of both the CPM and CPI stressed on the need for working together to fight against the RSS and the BJP.
The district committee has demanded action against the state secretary for publicly criticising the party's national general secretary D Raja.
A section in the CPI led by national executive committee member K E Ismail are reportedly lining up against party State secretary Kanam Rajendran
The stand of the Communist parties comes under the spotlight whenever a conflict between India and China arises. Now, given the heightened tensions between the two countries, what is the position of the CPI? Party general secretary D Raja explains.
The three Cs that were actually done away with by the BJP dispensation were: Consensus, Cooperation and Compromise, says Shashi Tharoor.
Jammu and Kashmir has been under a security clampdown since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, that accorded the state a special status.