Sindhumol, a homoeopathy doctor, was a member of the CPI(M)”s Uzhavoor North branch committee.

However, CPI(M) Kottayam district committee secretary V N Vasavan said she has not been expelled from the party.

As per the CPI(M)”s organisational rules, a member is expelled from the party by its district unit.

The Kottayam district committee has not taken such a decision, Vasavan told reporters in Kottayam.

The CPI(M) leader also praised the leadership qualities of Sindhumol, who is vice president of the Uzhavoor block panchayat, saying she had effectively handled all the responsibilities given to her by the party.

Sindhumol, a former president of the Uzhavoor gram panchayat, said she was fielded as the LDF candidate with the knowledge of the CPI(M) leadership.

She said when the Kerala Congress (M) leadership approached her offering Piravom seat, she had informed them she would not fight the polls without the consent of the CPI(M).

She said the leadership of the two parties had held discussions before announcing her candidature.

Sindhumol said since Piravom is the KC(M) seast she would be fighting the polls on its “two leaves” symbol.

KC(M) sources expressed hope that Periappuram and his supporters will end their protests and work for the victory of Sindhumol.


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