Palaniswami and Panneerselvam’s marriage of convenience may not last long, but their immediate plan of action was to get rid of the ‘Mannargudi clan’, a euphemism for Sasikala and her brood.
Party insiders have confided that the central leadership wants the local leadership to set things right before taking out the yatra.
The Central agency has charged the all-powerful CPM Kannur district secretary, P. Jayarajan, for the killing of Kathiroor Manoj.
Within one year of completion of LDF rule, two ministers had to quit, one for nepotism and the other for sexual harassment.
CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury has offered his party’s readiness to open a direct dialogue with RSS’ Mohan Bhagwat.