People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 22

June 03, 2007

Disciplinary Action


The following is the text of Resolution adopted by the Polit Bureau in its meeting on May 25-26, 2007


THE Polit Bureau discussed the conduct of the two Polit Bureau members V S Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan in making certain remarks to the media. Both of them have made remarks and criticisms regarding each other to the media.


These remarks and open criticism by the two senior leaders in Kerala have violated the norms of the Party and the clear directive of the Polit Bureau and the central committee that the state Party leadership should not air their differences publicly.


The Polit Bureau concluded that such behaviour is unacceptable from members of the Polit Bureau and action should be taken. The Polit Bureau decided to suspend V S Achuthanandan and Pinarayi Vijayan from the Polit Bureau and place the matter before the central committee for its consideration. The two comrades will continue to discharge all their other Party responsibilities.


All other matters pertaining to the Kerala unit of the Party will be discussed by the Polit Bureau with the Kerala state committee.