Thiruvananthapuram: CPM state and national leaders were clarifying ideological stances to their assimilators while the state politics was heating up after death of Maoists at police hands and slapping of UAPA against two students. Both the incidents happened while a six-day long party class is going on at the state capital attended by veteran members from polit bureau and central committee in the speakers' panel. No one dared to clear the stance of the party as protests erupted from its own offshoots in Kozhikode district.
Strong disgust has been spreading among the cadres in this regard. At last, the state secretariat issued a statement which read that the effort to project the charging of UAPA against the government was politically motivated.
Prakash Karat, S. Ramachandran Pillai, Brinda Karat and MA Baby were in the party workshops being organised at EMS Academy at Vilappilsala from 29th October to 4th November. A. Vijayaraghavan, Thomas Isac, MV Govindan and Elamaram Kareem were among others who spoke during the programme.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the camp on 29th October. The first Maoist encounter took place on 28th October. All the veteran leaders were in Kerala the next day. Prakash Karat left on Saturday.
MV Govindan explained that the party class was initiated based on the Kolkata Party Congress which recommended that the ideological basis of the party leaders has to be updated in tune withthe demands of the new age. 169 persons took part in the party school.