State leaderships of the two Communist parties who crossed swords over issues related to Thomas Chandy's resignation from cabinet are now finding it embarrassing to explain to their contradictory stance to their respective ranks.
Already the central leaderships of both CPM and CPI have urged their state units to thrash out the differences. CPI state secretary Kanam Rajendran has already been directed by his all India general secretary Sudhakar Reddy to call on CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan and thrash out the differences between the two parties arising out of CPI's boycott of last Wedneday's cabinet meeting. CPM state leadership has also been told by the central leadership not to precipitate a political crisis in the LDF by prolonging the issue further. It is significant that national leaders of CPM and CPI are tightlipped to the media on the issue.
But whether state leaders of the two Communist parties like it or not, the rank and.file seem to be in no mood to forget or forgive. The relentless attitude is evident and glaring as both CPM and CPI have been lately busy organising their respective area conferences prior to party cpmgresses. The much discussed cabinet boycott and after are very much the in thing at the political discussions at area meetings despite the central leaderships' latest move to pull it under the carpet.