Kannur: KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala, Thursday alleged that factionalism prevailing in the CPI-M in the locality was the reason behind damaging the memorial of P Krishna Pillai in Alappuzha district.
Condemning the incident, Chennithala said the culprits should be brought to light at the earliest.
Speaking to reporters here, he said there was no meaning in blaming Congress for the incident. Factionalism in CPI-M between a group owing allegiance to Opposition leader V S Achuthananthan group and another to CPI-M State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan's at Kanjikuzhi in Alappuzha is at its high point, he alleged.
"Congress party has no influence in the area organisationally and there is no chance of congress party workers indulging in such activities," he said.