New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): The Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) after its two-day meet to discuss the Kerala Party matters found the Kerala CM Achuthanandan guilty of violating party's decipline and removed him from politburo.
"The Central Committee decided that in view of the violations of the organisational principle and discipline by Com. V.S. Achuthanandan, he should be removed from the Polit Bureau. Com. Achuthanandan is the senior most leader who has made a big contribution to the Party in Kerala. The Central Committee expected Com. V.S. to fulfill his responsibilities as the Chief Minister and as a leader of the Party," stated a communiqué of the CPI (M).
Besides, the committee examined the report submitted by the Polit Bureau on the SNC Lavalin contract for the renovation and modernisation of three hydroelectric projects in Kerala which were entered into by the UDF government in 1995-96 and which were subsequently implemented by the LDF government.
The Central Committee was of the view that Comrade Pinarayi Vijayan, secretary of the Kerala State Committee and the Electricity Minister in the then LDF government between 1996-98 was not involved in any corrupt practice whatsoever.
The Committee reiterated that the Party will fight the case politically and legally," said a communiqué of the CPI (M) on Sunday.
"The Kerala State Committee should unify the entire Party and go to the people with the political and organisational tasks which have been spelt out in the review of the Lok Sabha elections, stated the release.
The Central Committee authorised the Polit Bureau to take necessary steps to implement the Central Committee's decisions. (ANI)