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CPM takes on NSS, Congress comes out in defence

By Specific Information Service

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The ripples over Sabarimala refuse to die down even after the state has solid its vote. The CPM camp which had until now maintained a restraining calm with the NSS, has come down closely on the organisation for attempting to affect voters in opposition to the Left throughout elections.

The NSS basic secretary was clearly making a political assertion of kinds when he spoke about believers being offended on the LDF authorities over the Sabarimala difficulty, alleged CPM secretary in-charge A Vijayaraghavan. With different senior CPM leaders too criticising the NSS on this regard, it was the Congress that got here out in defence of the latter. 

Coming down closely on NSS basic secretary G Sukumaran Nair on Wednesday,  Vijayaraghavan accused the NSS head of trying to ship out a political message in a bid to show voters in opposition to the LDF. He nonetheless opined that the members of the group needn’t toe the stance of their chief and that might be evident as soon as ballot outcomes are out, as seen within the earlier elections. “Nair made a futile try to ship out a politically biased message with an intent to defeat the Left entrance. However election outcomes will show to him that his group doesn’t share his views,” he mentioned.

A slew of different CPM leaders too lashed out in opposition to Sukumaran Nair. CPM central committee member A Ok Balan mentioned Nair ought to have the center to obviously reveal his political inclination. The regulation minister additionally alleged {that a} message was despatched from the NSS headquarters on the eve of the polls that votes ought to favour believers. Sensing a conspiracy, the minister mentioned, “If he has a political stance, he ought to say so. He introduced in Lord Ayyappa in a bid to show voters in opposition to the Left.”

The Congress nonetheless criticised the CPM for attempting to intimidate the NSS management. Whereas senior Congress chief Oommen Chandy condemned the CPM’s verbal assaults in opposition to the group organisation, Opposition Chief Ramesh Chennithala mentioned the Left mustn’t attempt to intimidate the group organisation. Such makes an attempt gained’t reach a democratic society, Chennithala warned.

The CPM has been attacking the NSS on account of its worry of failure, mentioned Oommen Chandy. “Everybody in Kerala, together with social organisations, has the correct to take a stance and air the identical in public. The NSS stance on Sabarimala will not be one thing new. The organisation has been combating lengthy for this very factor,” mentioned Chandy.

With NSS basic secretary G Sukumaran Nair’s touch upon Sabarimala difficulty creating ripples on the polling day, Nair clarified that his remark was not political, however a pure response of a trustworthy particular person. Nair additionally warned in opposition to the try to politicise his poll-day assertion.

“Actually I revealed the prevailing political state of affairs factually to the queries of mediapersons. I didn’t intend any politics in it. Nevertheless some individuals try to painting my assertion as politically motivated, which isn’t truthful,” Nair mentioned. Nair’s response was within the wake of the remarks of CPM leaders A Vijayaraghavan and A Ok Balan in opposition to the NSS basic secretary on Wednesday.

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