Oct 5, 2009

CBI move baffles Congress leadership

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state Congress leaders are keeping their fingers crossed as the CBI’s second interrogation of G.Karthikeyan has come as a real surprise and caused them a major concern. What surprised them was not the CBI interrogation per se but the way it was conducted.A summon by the CBI to its office in Chennai was not anticipated by many top leaders of the Congress. This has raised many curious eyebrows in the State leadership of the party since at least a few believe that something serious is going to happen.``Taking a statement from a leader and summoning a leader should be treated differently.A summon cannot be taken lightly,’’ was how a senior Congress leader reacted to this. The leaders are confused over how to react if anything comes against the party in the SNC-Lavalin case.The case was a handy weapon for the Congress till now to attack the CPM in general and Pinarayi Vijayan in particular.But now the Congress leaders are in a fix over what stand to be taken if Karthikeyan too is implicated. Going by the indications, the leaders believe that there would be some adverse comments against Karthikeyan.However, the more embarrassing aspect is that the CBI has interrogated Karthikeyan twice based on the observations made by the court. Hence if Karthikeyan is implicated, there will be accusations against the Congress leadership that they had lobbied to exclude the name of Karthikeyan from the CBI chargesheet.The CPM had levelled the same allegation when the CBI had filed their chargesheet in the court. However, Karthikeyan beg to differ on all these fears. ``There is nothing extraordinary in it. The CBI is the investigating agency and they wanted me to report at their office.They had some doubts and wanted my clarifications. Right from the beginning I had maintained that I was ready to cooperate with any kind of investigation.Since I am a law abiding citizen, I appeared before them. There is nothing unusual in it,’’ Karthikeyan told `Express'

Jun 13, 2009

We wish if you were with us now.....


Elamkulam Manakkal Sankaran Namboodiripad
(June 13, 1909 – March 19, 1998)

Feb 17, 2009

SNC LAVALIN history

SNC Lavalin Case and the reality [ click to view ]

Excerpts from Press Communiqué issued on February 14, 2009 by CPI(M) Polit Bureau


The Polit Bureau reiterated its position that the involvement of Com. Pinarayi Vijayan in the SNC Lavalin case is politically motivated. It is unfortunate that the central investigating agency, the CBI, is not immune from political pressure and influence of the ruling party at the Centre.

The decision to go ahead with the SNC Lavalin contract for renovation of three hydroelectric projects was taken up by the LDF government headed by E.K. Nayanar after it was initiated by the earlier Congress-led UDF government. The proposal was discussed by the state secretariat of the Party and Pinarayi Vijayan as the minister for electricity implemented the decision.

The CPI(M) has consistently held that any person holding public office should step down if they face prosecution by the CBI. This does not apply to Com. Vijayan as he is not a minister or holding any public office. The Party will fight the case politically and legally if it comes up in court.

Feb 12, 2009

Feb 9, 2009

Feb 8, 2009

Jan 27, 2009

Protect and Protest...

Wake up…Comrades and Friends, the resting time is over. The anti-communist forces are ready for a war-like situation against the people’s democracy of Kerala. From 1957, several attempts have been made to scuttle the communist movement of Kerala. American Imperialists, Divisive forces, Communal Forces – all tried to destabilize the Marxist Leninist Movement of Kerala, but they miserably failed. But they have never retracted from their stand, looking for opportunities to attack communists.

For them, targeting and tarnishing Marxist leaders is the best way to weaken the Marxist movement. Now the CBI is used as a political tool to frame and malign the strongest leader of CPI(M), Comrade Pinarayi Vijayan. In company of a new generation of ‘sound byte journalists’ broking and braking news, the anti-CPM forces are trying to politically assassinate Pinarayi Vijayan. He is the one who never compromised with these disgruntled elements for short term gains. An orchestrated malicious and dubious campaign has been unleashed against Pinarayi ever since he took over the reins of the party in Kerala. But Pinarayi has emerged stronger than ever before much to the dismay of the gossipmongers and rumour mills in the politico-media spectrum.

The move to arraign Pinarayi in the SNC Lavlin case is yet another criminal conspiracy to finish him politically. But the political opponents, Congress- Muslim League-RSS combine will soon realize that their dreams shatter before their eyes. The party members, mass organizations’ workers, party sympathizers and loyalists are all up with the armoury of ideals to fight and defeat the smear campaign to demolish the Communist Movement of Kerala.

Pinarayi is the future of Communist Party of Kerala. He is the man to take this movement forward. Any attack on Pinarayi should be viewed as the attack on Communist Movement of Kerala. Let us all line up behind our beloved leader Pinarayi Vijayan and fight to the finish.

Support Pinarayi Vijayan! Save the Communist Movement of Kerala !

Jan 24, 2009

Pinarayi - A brief Profile

Profile

Pinarayi Vijayan was born on 21st March 1944 in Pinarayi in Kannur district. Pinarayi Vijayan entered politics through student union activities and eventually joined the Communist Party in 1964. He was the President and Secretary of the Kerala Student's Federation (KSF) and also served as the President of Kerala State Youth Federation (KSYF). During that period, when communists in Kerala were organising political activities from different hide-outs, Pinarayi Vijayan was imprisoned for one and half years. He was subjected to police brutalities during emergency. Later he was elected the President of the Kerala State co-operative Bank. 1970 witnessed his entry in to the Kerala Legislative Assembly. He was re-elected in 1977, 1991 and 1996. He was the Minister for Electricity and Co-operatives in the E.K. Nayanar ministry from 1996 to 1998. In 1998 he became the Party State Secretary. He was elected to the Polit Bureau of CPI (M) in 2002.

Pinarayi as Electricity Minister

Kerala state was going through a rough period with three and half hours of load shedding for domestic consumers and 95 per cent power cut for industries. The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) was also crippled with financial crisis. In such a scenario, Pinarayi Vijayan became the electricity minister and by the time his term ended, the power generation in the state had increased by 1083.6 MW as against the previous UDF government’s achievement of a paltry 14 MW. The load shedding and power cut were totally withdrawn and Kerala could claim to be self-sufficient in power.

Protect and Protest...

Wake up…Comrades and Friends, the resting time is over. The anti-communist forces are ready for a war-like situation against the people’s democracy of Kerala. From 1957, several attempts have been made to scuttle the communist movement of Kerala. American Imperialists, Divisive forces, Communal Forces – all tried to destabilize the Marxist Leninist Movement of Kerala, but they miserably failed. But they have never retracted from their stand, looking for opportunities to attack communists.

For them, targeting and tarnishing Marxist leaders is the best way to weaken the Marxist movement. Now the CBI is used as a political tool to frame and malign the strongest leader of CPI(M), Comrade Pinarayi Vijayan. In company of a new generation of ‘sound byte journalists’ broking and braking news, the anti-CPM forces are trying to politically assassinate Pinarayi Vijayan. He is the one who never compromised with these disgruntled elements for short term gains. An orchestrated malicious and dubious campaign has been unleashed against Pinarayi ever since he took over the reins of the party in Kerala. But Pinarayi has emerged stronger than ever before much to the dismay of the gossipmongers and rumour mills in the politico-media spectrum.

The move to arraign Pinarayi in the SNC Lavlin case is yet another criminal conspiracy to finish him politically. But the political opponents, Congress- Muslim League-RSS combine will soon realize that their dreams shatter before their eyes. The party members, mass organizations’ workers, party sympathizers and loyalists are all up with the armoury of ideals to fight and defeat the smear campaign to demolish the Communist Movement of Kerala.

Pinarayi is the future of Communist Party of Kerala. He is the man to take this movement forward. Any attack on Pinarayi should be viewed as the attack on Communist Movement of Kerala. Let us all line up behind our beloved leader Pinarayi Vijayan and fight to the finish.

Support Pinarayi Vijayan! Save the Communist Movement of Kerala !