Indications are that CPM state committee member P Shashi may be the chief minister’s political secretary. Dineshan Puthalam is the current political secretary. P Sasi is being considered for the post of Political Secretary following a plan to make him the editor of Deshabhimani. The CPM state secretariat, which convenes on the 18th and 19th of this month, is likely to decide on who will be in charge at the state committee meetings.
CPM party secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan is currently the editor of ‘Deshabhimani’. The decision to appoint the editors came as it was difficult for the party secretary to carry out his duties and the day-to-day running of the newspaper.
P Sasi, a state committee member being considered for the post of political secretary, was the then political secretary when EK Nayanar was the chief minister from 1996-2001. Find new recruits for the AKG Learning and Research Center and EMS Academy. At present LDF convener A Vijayaraghavan is in charge of these. However, he was elected to the Politburo and will be relocated to Delhi.