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Congress Leader Hints at Kerala CM’s Involvement in 2012 Killing of Ex-CPM Leader Chandrasekharan

Congress leader K Sudhakaran has hinted at the possibility of Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan having the final say in the 2012 murder of TP Chandrasekharan, founder of the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP). This statement comes a day after the High Court upheld the conviction of 12 accused, including local Communist Party of India (Marxist) leaders, in the murder case.

During a press conference in Ernakulam, Sudhakaran said, “The killing was done with the knowledge of the state leadership. It is possible that Pinarayi Vijayan gave the last word in the murder.” He also added that the order of the High Court is satisfactory and that they will support KK Rama’s appeal against the court action acquitting P. Mohanan.

Chandrasekharan, once a prominent local leader of the CPI(M) in Vatakara, Kozhikode district, parted ways with the party in 2008 and established a new organization named RMP, which posed a significant challenge to his former party, particularly in areas around Onchiyam. On May 4, 2012, a group of attackers fatally assaulted him with swords, causing an explosion to deter witnesses.

The High Court upheld the conviction of 12 accused, including local leaders of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), and overturned the acquittal of two others by a lower court. Out of the 12 convicted by the trial court, 11 received life sentences, while one was sentenced to three years in jail. KK Rema, Chandrasekharan’s widow and the RMP MLA from the Vadakara Assembly constituency, welcomed the high court’s decision.

The murder of Chandrasekharan had led to violence in north Kerala, with at least 30 houses attacked and two dozen vehicles burnt in the area. Chandrasekharan’s proximity to former chief minister VS Achuthanandan had led to his expulsion from CPM in 2008, causing embarrassment to the party. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy had rushed to Kozhikode to pay his last respects, while senior politburo member Brinda Karat condemned the brutal murder.

The UDF government had ordered a probe, and the police have identified at least seven assailants. PCC chief Ramesh Chennithala had charged the CPM of getting Chandrasekharan killed, while CPM state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan had said it was a conspiracy hatched by the Congress to defame the Communist movement. – The Blaze Times

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