Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Wednesday took a dig at the CPI(M) for organising celebrations on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi, saying such new methods adopted by the Left party show that it was facing ‘ideological bankruptcy’. “Let the CPI(M) evaluate their decision as a political party to organise celebrations on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi. It shows that they are facing ideological bankruptcy and lack of policies,” Leader of the Opposition in the Kerala Assembly told reporters.
CPI(M) has been organising celebrations across Kerala on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi since last year and has accused the Sangh Parivar organisations of using such occasions to build their political base in the state. Chennithala said there was contradiction in the position taken by CPI(M). “They look totally clueless about their political standing,” he said, responding to a query in this regard.
The CPI(M) is organising cultural processions across the state under the aegis of its allied organisations today “to create awareness about values taught by social reformers like Sree Narayana Guru, Ayyankali, and Chattampi Swamikal” in Kerala society. They will coincided with the “shobha yatras” being organised by the Balagokulam, an offshoot of Sangh Parivar.
CPI(M) Kannur district secretary P Jayarajan has said his party does not oppose Sree Krishna Jayanthi celebrations “but we oppose Sangh Parivar utilising such occasions to take children to the streets with political motives”. Security has been tightened in politically volatile Kannur district in view of celebrations being organised by the CPI(M) and Sangh Parivar on Wednesday.