P Jayarajan in the CPM state committee against the appointment of P Sasi. P Jayarajan told the state committee that care should be taken in the appointment of the Chief Minister’s office and that the mistakes made by Shashi may be repeated. But state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan dismissed P Jayarajan’s objection, saying all the information should have been known earlier. At the first state committee meeting after the party congress, a strong leader from Kannur, the chief minister’s district, came out against the appointment of P Sasi, much to the surprise of other leaders.
Shashi. Do not forget the events that previously tarnished the party. Kodiyeri’s question was why Jayarajan did not provide the information at this stage. P Jayarajan also said that he was a member of the state committee and would state his views while discussing the issue in the committee. Despite Jayarajan’s opposition, the state committee decided to appoint P Sasi as the Chief Minister’s Political Secretary.
The decision to appoint P Sasi as the new political secretary to the chief minister was taken at the CPM state committee meeting here today. The change came after Dineshan was elected to the CPM state secretariat in Puttalam. P Sasi, who quit the party, recently returned to the CPM Kannur district committee and state committee. P Sasi’s entry comes amid criticism that the CM’s office is being manipulated, including by the police.
P Sasi’s experience as a political secretary when EK Nayanar was the chief minister and his loyalty to Pinarayi favored him. In the Nayanar cabinet, P Sasi was the head of the Chief Minister’s Office. Shashi has vital experience in controlling police and IAS officers. Meanwhile, Puthalath Dinesh has been appointed as the new editor of Deshabhimani. Thomas gave Isaac the task of thinking. S Ramachandran Pillai, who retired from PB, is in charge of the EMS Academy.
The state committee also approved the decision of the state secretariat to select EP Jayarajan as the LDF convener. The latest change is with A Vijayaraghavan becoming a PB member. VS Achuthanandan has been the LDF convener since he became a PB member. But the impediment to the dual position is that A Vijayaraghavan will have to take on new responsibilities under the central leadership. After leaving the ministry, the EP was based in Kannur for a year. Jayarajan was also the chief organizer of the party congress.