Thiruvananthapuram: CPM Secretary of State Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said none had blamed Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan or totally disowned the police department during party conferences held at district level.
In the article written in party spokesperson “Deshabhimani”, Kodiyeri explained the party’s position in response to media reports that there had been widespread criticism at party district conferences over the mismanagement of the party. Ministry of the Interior under the dispensation of Pinarayi Vijayan.
As previously reported, a demand for an independent and full-time Minister of the Interior was raised in particular by the delegates to the Idukki District PMO conference.
The delegates launched a scathing attack saying the Home Office had turned out to be a huge failure and they demanded a complete overhaul of the police department. Several delegates pointed out that the misdeeds of the police had cast a bad reputation on all the good work done by the second government of Pinarayi Vijayan. Police reshuffle is needed in all districts, including Idukki.
Kodiyeri admitted that some criticism was made at party conferences in an attempt to draw the government’s attention to certain shortcomings in the functioning of the police. He said it was only natural to have these kinds of comments.
He said it was thanks to the vision and successful intervention of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who is in charge of the Home Office, that the Kerala Police Force left its mark for effective public service in India.
He pointed out that around 50,000 police officers were not mere robots and that there were isolated cases of wrongdoing on their part among all the achievements of the police.
He said that Pinarayi Vijayan himself stressed that the government will not tolerate the retention of officials and police personnel who abuse their positions.
“The PMO has no absolute control over the police or any other department although the PMO-led LDF runs the state. The LDF government, which was elected for the second term by the people, is no good. deprived of any political front or party. Party cadres may apply to the police station for good reasons. But party men should not interfere with the justice done by the police. None should come to court. support for feared criminals, ”Kodiyeri said.