Kozhikode: The Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) has drawn up plans to counter the CPM's hidden agenda to debilitate the party. The party would join hands with other secular and democratic forces to create a united force to fight against the CPM, RMP sources said.
According to them, the recent statement by CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan that Chandrasekharan had never wished to ruin the CPM and he was willing to return to the party fold was aimed at two targets. First, sabotage the move by the RMP to strengthen ties with the UDF; second, sow confusion among RMP cadres by creating a feeling that Chandrasekharan had deviated from the party ideologies.
The RMP leadership is keeping a weather eye on the new-found love of the CPM towards Chandrasekharan, who, after his death, was called ‘kulam kuthi’ (the traitor of one's own clan), by Pinarayi VIjayan.
The RMP had sought the UDF’s support after the CPM unleashed widespread attacks in and around Onchiyam following the party district conference. Kodiyeri’s well-crafted speech was intended to put pressure on RMP leadership which has been making attempts to establish closer ties with the UDF. He wanted to make party sympathisers think that Chandrasekharan always opposed the UDF, but the current leadership, forgetting his ideologies, was trying to form an alliance with the front. He knows that a tie-up with the UDF will not be acceptable to RMP workers and staunch TP supporters in the CPM.
The CPM also believes that if it succeeds in ruining the morale of RMP cadres and weakening the party, the UDF might reconsider its plans to forge an alliance with it.