cpm: The party defends the dance event | Kochi News

Thrissur: The CPM Thrissur district committee on Sunday defended the conduct of the ‘Thiruvathira’ dance in Thekkumkara on Saturday as part of the ensuing district conference, even as the Congress lodged a complaint with the police.
UP Joseph, a member of the district secretariat of the CPM and head of the organizing committee of the district conference, affirmed that the dance program of Thiruvathira was organized according to the Covid protocol. According to him, only about 80 people participated in the program.
However, according to the complaint filed by KPCC secretary Rajendran Arangath to the city’s police commissioner, 150 people participated in the dance program and another 100 people attended as spectators. Rajendran demanded that charges be filed against the organizers and attendees for breaching the Covid protocol.
District Police Commissioner Aadhithya R said police would verify the complaint and take further action, if necessary.
The CPM has decided to hold the programs related to the district conference, including the public meeting, in virtual mode. According to a statement posted here, the number of people attending the Flag Post and Deepasikha rallies will be reduced. The conference is scheduled for three days starting January 21. tnn

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