From a chief minister who came to power riding on a huge popular mandate of the people, VS Achuthanandan today cuts a sorry figure in Kerala. While his own secretaries have questioned his functioning, the opposite camp in the CPM is gearing up to bring him down.
After the Kerala state unit leadership and the bureaucracy, it was the turn of the chief minister’s personal staff, both CPM state committee members, to petition against V S Achuthanandan’s administrative inadequacies.
At a meeting of the CPM state committee at Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday, private secretary to the chief minister S Rajendran and VS’ political secretary K N Balagopal, came out against the functioning of the chief minister. They alleged that the actions of the chief minister are being dictated by a coterie. Some participants at the meeting went to the extent of seeking his removal from the post.