Saturday, August 23, 2008

Kerala scores another first

In perhaps the first time in the history of the State, the High Court has directed police protection for a vice-chancellor on her request.

Chief Justice H L Dattu and Justice A K Basheer ordered "adequate" police protection for Mahatma Gandhi Vice-Chancellor Jancy James, within and outside the campus, as requested by her in a writ petition filed a week after she was pushed and shoved by activists of the pro-CPM Students Federation of India (SFI). Dr Jancy told the court that she had been forced to be on leave following the SFI-led gherao.

The Justices commented in the course of hearing that it was a matter of concern that a vice-chancellor had to approach the court for protection for life and property. "What's happening?" the judges asked, pointing out that the court received some 30 to 40 petitions praying for police protection.


Pinarayi 'chargesheet' against VS

Keralites is proud of their many "firsts". they were first to elect a communist government (a mistake they are regretting till date), first to get 100% literacy. Now there is another first which keralites can boast.

First time in the history of democratic India and autocratic CPM, a party state secretary has brought out charge sheet against their own Chief Minister.

Some of the trumped up charges are -

- V S Achuthanandan took a "unilateral stand", departing from the unanimous view of the state committee.

- The Chief Minister's mentioned the name of Vijayan on certain controversial issues, including the S N C Lavlin scam.

-The Chief Minister rebuked the state Director General of Police on the anti-piracy operation "over the head of" Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the Home Minister.

- The party had decided to go ahead with the ADB loan. However, V S told the media that the decision was taken without informing him.

- When he was the Opposition leader, V S had pointed an accusing finger at an unnamed VIP who tried to hush up the Kiliroor sex scandal. When the LDF came to power, the UDF alleged that the VIP was P K Sreemathi, CPM leader and state Health Minister. V S did not make a statement to clear her name.

- When the donations from millionaire Faris Aboobacker to a party-run football tournament became controversial, VS had said that Aboobacker deserved contempt and the incident of receiving funds from such a person would be probed. The report said it was wrong of V S to level allegations against Faris without proof and there was nothing wrong in accepting donations from

- There is also a mention of the eruption of demonstrations by V S loyalists in protest against the state leadership's decision not to field him in the Assembly elections.

It seems the days of VS are now numbered. It would be a sad day for communist movement in kerala. VS is last of their tallest leaders.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Viewers can make their own decision

Ocassion: inaugural function

The lady is K K Lathika teacher , A M L A from Meppayyur , Kerala.

The hand belongs to some comrade from calicut

Comrade V S Achuthanandan Chief Minsiter of Kerala also attended that function.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Who is CPM batting for?

The CPI(M) has expressed sympathy with the kashmiri people who are protesting. “The Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road must be opened for trade,” former legislator and party leader Khalil Mohammad Naik told The Indian Express.

While GOI, continues to maintain that the highway from Jammu was absolutely free of obstructions and that the disturbances in the Valley were actually hurdles to free movement of goods and traffic.

The Centre said that the Valley protestors were being "influenced by misleading propaganda". The government said that it was the calls for bandhs and strikes in the Valley that were affecting traffic.



CPM Councillor 'beats' pregnant woman

In a shocking incident, a pregnant woman lost her baby after she was allegedly hit by a CPM councillor in Adilabad when she went to seek rain compensation from the councillor.

A resident of Ranadhivinagar colony in the town, Lalitha, who was into her six month of pregnancy, went to counsellor Annapurna's house on Saturday night urging her to help her get the compensation. Instead of taking her representation, Annapurna reportedly kicked Lalitha on her stomach.

Though the relatives immediately shifted Lalitha to a nearby hospital, the doctors confirmed that she lost the baby due to heavy bleeding. Angered by the councillor's action, the BJP activists took to the streets on Sunday and staged dharnas.

According to the family members, a CPM worker Ganganna on Sunday noon went to the hospital where Lalitha was admitted and threatened her to withdraw her complaint against the councillor. But the enraged relatives beat up Ganganna and handed him over to the police. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case.


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Verbal fireworks in Kerala CPM

Intense infighting is back in Kerala CPM. However, this time Comrade VS Achuthanandan increased the stakes by calling his rivals in party the "unspeakable and Taboo" word - Revisionist. He said indirectly referring to his rivals from within the party
"opportunists and revisionists are afraid of extremists,"

He also rubbed salt on old wounds of his rivals when a near total rebellion by party members party to field him in assembly election
“Some said at the politburo that the Congress-led United Democratic Front will win the elections if I am fielded in the Assembly polls. After this I opted out. But later, in response to demands from the party committees, the people at large and following media reports, the party fielded me”.
His recent outburst have to be read in the background of the deliberations at the just-concluded three-day party state committee dumping his hard-line positions. The stinger against Achuthanandan in the policy document ratified by the committee was
“those who argued for a second spell of land reforms were in fact uttering extremist rhetoric that would only divide society”.