Pinarayi – Jyoti Basu contradict each other

via HK Correspondent published on March 18, 2006

The usual facial touch-up given by his personal make –up man could not cover the aggressive and uncouth looks of Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday afternoon. The CPM state secretary who met the press in the imposing AKG Centre on Friday afternoon blasted the media for playing up the internal differences in his party. His body language resembled that of a culprit who was caught red handed during a criminal act. Vijayan ridiculed a section of the media for publishing anti-CPM news. “There is no differences of opinion in CPM. The selection of candidates for the ensuing Assembly elections were done unanimously by the party leadership,” Vijayan told the reporters. Most of the journalists including this reporter are afraid to ask counter questions to Pinarayi Vijayan because of the army of goondas under his control are capable of doing anything to silence us. While Vijayan was addressing the press conference at the ground floor of the AKG Centre, M A Baby and Thomas Issac, the two chieftains who guide and direct the Party Secretary what to speak and what not to speak were sitting in their air conditioned  cabins  watching the proceedings which were telecast live by the party channel Kairali. Both had smiles on their face.

While Vijayan went overboard with his claims that everything is hunky-dory in the party, CPM veteran Jyoti Basu told The Pioneer, a leading daily in the country that the CPM in Kerala is on the verge of an explosion. “I thought the problem was over in Kerala, but today (Friday) I was told that it isn’t and a special meeting of the Polit Bureau has been called next week to resolve the issue,” Jyoti Basu told The Pioneer. But Vijayan, who was unaware of Basu’s discussion with the Pioneer reporters, told press persons in Kerala that the Polit Bureau meeting has nothing to do with the Kerala affairs.      “There is no move to discuss the Kerala issues in the Tuesday meeting,” Vijayan told the gathering of reporters.

While asked about the dumping of V S Achuthanandan from the Assembly poll scene, Vijayan resorted to his usual gimmicks and diverted the attention of the journalists to some other issues. It is reported that Baby and Issac had tutored him well on Friday how to address the media about the problems in the party. It is well known that what Vijayan is coached by the Christain Brothers who are leading him by the nose. 
Meanwhile VS kept away from the glare of the media. He has been told by Prakash Karat , the CPM Secretary, not to speak to the press till the Polit Bureau meeting gets over on Tuesday. Each and every word spoken by Pinarayi Vijayan were filled with insults directed against Achuthanadan.  


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