After receiving notice from the Revenue Department, the management of the Kerala Law Academy (KLA) removed the main gates of the institute on Saturday morning. But that was only in partial fulfilment of the notice served by the department which demanded the demolition of the main entrance and the compound wall of that encroached into public property.  

Behind the scenes, the notice served by the Revenue Department is seen as the resolve of the CPI to carry on with its plan to take back the government land assigned to the KLA against the interests of the Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and the CPM.  As the differences between the CPM and CPI widen over the KLA controversy, the Revenue Minister E Chandrashekharan seems to be pursuing his plan to take action against the academy’s land encroachment and misuse of public land assigned for establishing an education establishment. 

 Though the students withdrew their agitation against the KLA after 29 days on Wednesday, the postmortem of the eventful protests continues to create problems for the CPM and its partner CPI. The mouth pieces of both parties traded barbs while the CPM overtly and covertly attacked CPI for ‘vitiating’ the KLA controversy. 


What irks the CPM the most is the CPI minister’s defiance even after CM Pinarayi Vijayan publicly stated that there wouldn't be any action against the KLA regarding the land assigned to it. The CPM and CPI representatives had clashed over the action against the Academy in the Kerala University Syndicate the other day. 


The fight between the two communist parties, key partners in the ruling Left Democratic Front in Kerala, is likely to turn bitter as the KLA controversy refuses to die down even after the wave of student protests subsided.