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State Congress warns Tharoor against participation in CPM seminar

- March 20, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, March 20 (BPNS)

Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee ( KPCC) president, K. Sudhakaran has said that the state party has issued a ban on party leaders participating in the national level seminar to be organized by the CPM as part of its National Conference at Kannur and if anyone violates that they would have to face party action.

The  23rd party Congress will be held at the red fort of Kannur from 6th to 10th April 2022, and as part of the seminar COM is organizing national conferences.

The CPM had invited Shashi Tharoor and former Union minister, K.V. Thomas for the seminar on national politics as part of the party Congress.

The Congress party had issued a statement that no Congress leader must participate in the CPM seminar as the Congress is in a fight against the CPM due to the anti-people policies of the left government led by Pinarayi Vijayan.

Tharoor had in the meanwhile on Saturday said that there was no party ban for him to participate in the seminar.

 K. Sudhakaran retorted to this and said that if anyone participates in the seminar he will have to face disciplinary action . Sudhakaran however said that if Sonia Gandhi grants permission to participate in the seminar then Tharoor can participate.

The Congress is in a fight against the K-rail project of the left government in the state and the major public participation against the stone laying and encroachment of properties in the state has turned the ire of the people against the left government. Congress leaders are of the opinion that in such a situation where the public mood is against the CPM and the left front if some leaders attend a function organized by the CPM would give wrong message to the party cadres and general public and hence the ban of participation in the seminar of the CPM.

With Sudhakaran categorically stating that those who participate in the seminar would face music, it is to be seen as to how Shashi Tharoor will be responding to this.

Meanwhile, CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said that the Congress party was unnecessarily creating an issue of leaders participating in the seminar. He said that the Kerala state Congress party is playing second fiddle to the BJP and that the seminar to be organized was against the BJP led government at the centre. He also welcomed the Congress leaders who will be able to take part in the seminar.