Thiruvananthapuram: On the basis of CPI(M)’s humiliating defeat in the Lok Sabha, the CPI(M) State Committee meeting has warned the government not to try to take women to Sabarimala. It also called to respect the people’s wishes and not to antagonize them. For that the CPI(M) workers must work at the grass root levels among the people.
The meeting also suggested that CPI(M) workers try to enter temple committees to influence the people. It said that getting into temple committees will also help in softening the image of the party as aggressor in Kannur violence.
Also, the committee has asked the workers not to take a stand that is against the communist party. This comes after many CPI(M) workers took an anti party stand after State Secretary, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s son was embroiled in a molestation case where a Bihari lady accused him of fathering her child.
The meeting also stressed the need for the workers to behave properly with the voters and to be mild with those who do not give donations to the party. The Committee said that CPI(M) workers must not try to vilify families who do not give funds to the party.
Instead, they must be able to engage with them and participate in family functions and events to get their support.
The CPI(M) Committee’s suggestions come as a stark contrast to the government’s handling of the Sabarimala issue which hurt Hindu sentiments beyond limit. The communist party paid dearly for their actions after it could only win one constituency in Kerala.