Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan on Saturday attended the CPI-M state committee meet at the AKG Centre here on Saturday.
The state leadership had invited the veteran leader following direction from Sitaram Yechury, the newly elected General Secretary.
Though he is a special invitee to the central committee, there was speculation that Achuthanandan will not attend the state leadership meeting in that capacity, as he is not a member of the committee.
The recent state conference at Alappuzha had dropped party veteran from the state committee. It had left one seat vacant in the committee, which party sources claimed was set aside for him.
However, the central leadership has pointed out the decision on inducting Achuthanandan into the state committee would be taken on the basis of the recommendations of party politburo commission looking into Kerala issues and in consultation with the state unit of the party.
The matter would also be discussed at the politburo and central committee meeting expected to be held in June.