State: MA Baby Puts End To His Truancy
At last the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Polit Bureau (PB) member, MA Baby-MLA from Kundara constituency puts an end to his truancy and has started attending the Assembly proceedings. He abstained from the Assembly during the first five days of the Monsoon Session of Kerala Assembly. He was protesting against the party leadership in view of the failure of CPM Kerala State Committee and State Secretariat. He had submitted his resignation, from the State Assembly, before the State committee and PB in the light of his defeat in Kollam LS constituency in general and his tally of less vote than his ‘winner rival’ NK Premachandran of Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) in Kundara Assembly constituency in particular. Central leadership and State leadership have been compelling Baby to attend the Assembly session; but Baby preferred to stick to his gun.
At last, as media reports suggest, deputy leader of the Opposition and another PB member, Kodiyeri Balakrishnan issued whip to Baby asking him to attend the House from June 16 onwards. Even though Kodiyeri denies this, Baby came to the Assembly on June 16 and voted on the demand for grants. It was definitely a sudden climb down from Baby’s side, of course to avoid the State leaders’ wrath. Earlier, Baby told the media men that he was keeping aloof from the House as he had to attend some other programmes.
It is reported that he came to the House after Central leaders gave him an assurance that central committee and PB would consider the matter next week.CPM is in a perplexed state after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. In Kerala, the blame game started even before the counting, thanks to the prophetic concession of the defeat. An arrogant CPM State secretary Pinarayi Vijayan stole the whole show by calling Premchandran para naari meaning “nastiest fellow”. The whole State discussed this during the whole election campaign. It created a negative image for CPM in Kerala. Consequently, RSP’s Premachandran defeated Baby. People believe that Pinarayi’s aforementioned shout was instrumental in reducing the vote share of CPM and LDF. Baby believes so too.
Meanwhile, Baby’s day in the Assembly has kicked-off one more controversy. Speaker G Karthikeyan said that Baby attended the House sans signing in the register and he participated in the discussion hence both actions violated the norms.
Marxists Do Not Appear To Be Different From Fascists
Marxists’ tolerance level is always zero or quite often minus because they can never imagine the existence of a different ideology, policy or an organisation. This statement is true everywhere, be it Russia, China, Europe, India or better to say, ‘anywhere under the sun’! Naturally their youth and students wings follow the same path. And, they go to any extend to keep their bosses in good humours. That is what hitting the headlines and annoying the democrats’ thoughts in Kerala.