The CPM central leadership Saturday rejected party veteran V S Achuthanandan’s stand supporting a CBI probe into the ‘conspiracy’ behind the murder of RMP leader T P Chandrasekharan, contradicting the party’s official position on the issue.
“No need for a CBI probe. Judicial verdict in the case has come. This is our party stand,” CPM general secretary Prakash Karat said in Delhi.
CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan also denounced the nonagenarian leader’s position on the matter, saying what he had demanded in the letter was not the party’s line.
Causing embarrassment to the party, Achuthanandan had Friday written to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, supporting a CBI probe into the murder case, over which the slain leader’s wife K K Rema had gone on fast, which she called off after the UDF government accepted her demand in principle.
Though CPM leaders initially sought to play it down by casting doubts about the authenticity of such a letter, Achuthanandan himself confirmed having written it, putting the party in a bind.
Earlier also, the difference on the issue between Achuthanandan and the CPM state unit controlled by Vijayan had come to the fore.