CPM to decide on Chief Minister tomorrow
Securing a clear majority in Kerala, the CPM will make a final decision on who will be the next Chief Minister of Kerala on Friday. The CPM Politburo will convene on Thursday afternoon to evaluate the assembly elections.
The CPM has emerged as the biggest party in the Left Democratic Front with 58 seats out of the 91 seats the front has won or is leading now.
Former CPM general secretary Prakash Karat told Asianet News that the party will decide the future course of action tomorrow. The state committee and state secretariat of the CPM will be held at Thiruvananthapuram on Friday. CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan also confirmed it.
After the nail-biting triangular fight and the exciting counting in which the CPM-led front rallied on to power, riding on an anti-incumbency wave, Kerala is looking forward to how the Communist party would choose between former Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan and Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan.
Interview: Prakash Karat