PATHANAMTHITTA: With hardly five months left for the completion of its tenure, the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front government is trying to make maximum recruitments possible to government offices through the back door, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala has said.
Mr. Chennithala was talking to reporters here on Wednesday.Disregarding the public outburst and resentment over the job scam, the ruling CPI(M) was trying to post dear and near ones of the party leaders to organisations like Cochin Internatinal Airport Ltd., Malabar Cements and Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd., he said.
The KPCC chief also alleged that the CPI(M) was trying last-minute attempts to recruit party cadres to the nearly 2,000 vacancies coming up in the nine proposed public sector undertakings in the State. He said the Congress(I) and the United Democratic Front would strongly oppose the move.
Mr. Chennithala said the Enadimangalam controversy, in which the CPI(M) had alleged practice of untouchability by the panchayat president, was part of its attempt to divert public attention from the party’s internal problems.
He alleged that the entire issue was nothing but a humbug created by a highly desperate CPI(M) after losing power in the Enadimangalam grama panchayat that it ruled for the past 10 years. According to him, the panchayat president cracking a coconut while assuming the office in an auspicious ‘muhurthom’ was strictly a personal gesture and there was nothing new or controversial in it.