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Achuthanandan hints at contesting next Assembly election

Achuthanandan hints at contesting next Assembly election

Thiruvananthapuram: CPI(M) veteran and Opposition leader V.S Achuthanandan Wednesday has hinted that he will against contest in the coming Assembly election.

“I will stand for the party as far as I can. Also, I will contest in the coming election,” Achuthanandan told a news channel.

On Tuesday, Achuthanandan had said that he did not believe that party workers were involved in the attack on the Krishna Pillai memorial in Alappuzha.

“Those who had tried to defeat me at Mararikkulam in 1996 were behind the incident. I have given complaint to the party against the traitors. I hope the party would correct its stand,” he said.

In another development, the CPI-M yesterday had approved the sacking of the party members accused of desecrating the monument at Alappuzha.

"It was wrong on the part of Achuthanandan to have glorified Chandran, which has caused a dent to the party's image. He should stop airing such remarks in public," a party statement said.

Of the five named in the case, prime accused Litheesh P. Chandran was a staff member of Achuthanandan when he was chief minister from 2006 to 2011.

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