No confusion over VS candidature, says CPI(M)

Written by Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: Mar 30 2011, 09:21am hrs
The CPI(M) on Tuesday down played the 'flip-flop' over state chief minister VS Achuthanandan's candidature for the April 13 assembly elections in Kerala and said that there was no confusion and dispute in the party on the matter.

Party announced the candidates list on March 18 after due organisational process and what ever news came out otherwise were lack of understanding the ways in which party works, CPI(M) Polit bureau member SR Ramachandran Pillai told a meet the press programme here on Tuesday.

The party had consultations at all levels before finalising the candidates, Pillai added when asked about the confusion over naming the 87-year old CPI(M) veteran candidature from Malampuzha assembly segment.

Pillai said decision on next chief minister if LDF returns to power would be taken after the poll results. The LDF in Kerala is seeking the people's mandate for the continuation of the development and other welfare schemes initiated during Achuthanandan's five-year rule, he said.