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Achuthanandan rejects party charge against personal aides

Achuthanandan rejects party charge against personal aides

Thiruvananthapuram: In a virtual rejection of CPI-M's state committee's charge against his three personal aides, Leader of the Opposition V S Achuthanandan asserted they had not done anything wrong warranting expulsion from the party.

"My view is that they (personal staff) have not committed any mistake. I have conveyed this to the party's central committee," he said in reply to queries at a press meet here.

Asked if he thought it was a move by his rival to weaken his functioning as opposition leader, Achuthanandan said "I will take my work vigorously forward", adding, "you (media) cannot be faulted if you entertain such a doubt."

The CPI-M state committee had two days ago decided to expel Press Secretary K.Balakrishnan, Personal Assistant A.Suresh and Additional Private Secretary V.K Sasidharan.

The charge against his personal staff was that they had leaked to the media contents of a review document prepared by the party state committee for internal circulation during the CPI(M) congress in Coimbatore in 2008.

However, the decision has been kept in abeyance for the central committee's ratification as Achuthanandan objected to its implementation.

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