CPI goes public following charges of CPI(M)’s criminal links

The CPI went public against the CPI(M) even as the latter has been grappling with a major electoral defeat and declining public support.

BySouth First Desk

Published Jul 02, 2024 | 1:45 PMUpdatedJul 02, 2024 | 1:45 PM

The CPI(M) has found itself in turbulent waters following criticisms from within the party and the LDF in Kerala. (CPIM Kerala/Facebook)

The CPI publicly criticised the CPI(M) for its alleged nexus with criminals, after the latter expelled a former Kannur district committee member, Manu Thomas, from the party. Thomas accused the leadership of having “unholy ties with criminal elements”, including gold smuggling and murder accused Akash Thillankeri. The CPI said the CPI(M)’s acts were “an ignominy for the red flag”.

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