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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan


Days after son’s arrest, Kerala CPM secy goes on leave on ‘health grounds’

November 14, 2020 1:43 am

The issue has come as a shot in the arm for the Opposition Congress and BJP, but CPI(M) maintained that the party is not connected in any manner with Bineesh’s acts.

CPM Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan steps down ahead of local body polls

November 13, 2020 10:13 pm

Balakrishnan's step-down from the top party post comes in the wake of his younger son Bineesh Kodiyeri being arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on charges of funding illegal activities in a narcotics case in Bengaluru.

Money laundering investigation: ED probes 2 firms in case against Bineesh

November 11, 2020 2:45 am

The ED arrested Bineesh in Bengaluru on October 29 for allegedly giving funds to the tune of over Rs 50 lakh to alleged drug racket operator Mohammed Anoop, who has been arrested by the NCB and later by the ED.

Drugs case: ED questions Kerala CPM gen secy’s son

October 07, 2020 12:54 am

A senior ED official said Binish was summoned and questioned on Tuesday with regard to his links to Mohammed Anoop, 38, who was arrested by the NCB on August 22.

Opposition protests against Kerala minister are anti-Quran, says CPM

September 19, 2020 7:59 am

Probes into the gold smuggling by multiple agencies have revealed that Jaleel had accepted religious texts and food kits from the UAE Consulate, bypassing protocol norms and without getting duty exemption from the state.

Ramesh Chennithala is the 'sarsanghchalak' within Congress: Kerala CPM secretary

July 31, 2020 3:16 pm

"Chennithala is the son of an RSS sympathiser and it's no surprise that Janmabhumi (mouthpiece of the RSS in Kerala) advocated for him. He dons the uniform of RSS workers in Kerala, better than them," said Kodiyeri Balakrishnan.

Neither me nor my party will protect Binoy: Kerala CPM chief on son facing rape charges

June 22, 2019 5:32 pm

The state and the central leadership of the party, however, is said to have made it clear that Balakrishnan need not step down as he has not tried to protect his son in the case.

CPM, CPI to field 12 sitting MPs, MLAs for Kerala’s 20 seats

March 10, 2019 2:52 am

The LDF has not allotted any seat to long-standing ally Janata Dal (S), which contested from one constituency in 2014.

Only if BJP workers are alive can they join our party tomorrow: Kerala CPM chief Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

June 22, 2018 2:20 pm

Part V: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, who hails from Thalassery in Kannur, said his party has historically been at the receiving end of the violence, starting with the British, then the Congress and followed by the RSS/BJP.

Only Left can keep BJP away in Kerala, people know they need us: CPM state chief Kodiyeri

June 22, 2018 2:22 pm

In an interview to, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan talked about the CPM’s recent victory in Chengannur bye-election, its strategy for the Lok Sabha polls and how it chooses to tackle the Congress-led UDF and the BJP.