Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Unlike Chandy, the Pinarayi government cancelled the deals when public criticism cropped up. That the Left takes people into confidence is why we believe it could script history this time,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “When there is a conflict of interest between the party and an individual, I will stick to the party line,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Bineesh is just an individual, and these allegations are against this particular individual. He is neither a public servant nor linked to the actual governance. Any agency is welcome to investigate, and if he is found guilty, they can take action. Let the investigation take its course. The party will not intervene, and that is the CPM’s declared stance,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “These are rumours spread by the media. A section of media has been saying that I should step down. These reports are part of such a campaign. I’m not ready to go after such media creations,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The party has concluded that aligning the poor among the forward class with the backward classes is vital for achieving this,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The demand for economic reservation was put forth by the CPM central committee on November 4, 1990 through a resolution. I am pointing this out in reply to arguments that the CPM has come up with a new policy regarding reservation,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote : “Unlike other political parties, the Communist party views the issue of reservation as part of the class struggle. Unemployment and poverty are the creation of capitalism. A permanent solution cannot be achieved through reservation,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “The act of KC(M) severing its ties from the UDF has shaken the very foundation of the Congress-led Front.The UDF is politically and organisationally unstable. The move by the Kerala Congress shows that there will be a continuation of the Left government in the state,” External link

news18 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There is no need to discuss the stand taken by the party earlier because a lot has changed after that.Thebar scam case is not existing now. The accused in that case is not alive.There is no need to discuss that matter anymore,” External link

news18 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We are ready for debate with media. We appeal you all to take corrective steps," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "In this attempt, all the good work and the development agenda for the state rolled out by our government is being sidelined. The present media is in the hands of the corporates and that's why we do not have any media discussions on the Farm Bills and the new Labour rules because the corporates are not interested. The biggest stumbling block for the corporates is we Communists and hence we are being targeted and that's what's happening here," External link

news18 Friday, October 9, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : "Just look into what's happening here for the past three months, the media is looking into only a few topics. Not a word has been said about the 100 day programme of the Left government, where in 40 days 40 programmes have been either launched or inaugurated. So our party has decided to see that the real truth is brought out because the corporatized media is a threat to democracy. We request the media to introspect," External link

news18 Friday, October 9, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The murder of Sanoop at Kunnamkulam was done by Sangh Parivar members, including a former Congress worker, who joined the BJP recently. The BJP and the Congress have become a safe haven for criminals. The leaders of those parties are using their criminal activists to eliminate political enemies," External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The verdict has raised the question whether the Constitution and the judicial system still exist. It is also serious that the CBI has not been able to produce evidence of a crime that had been seen live around the world. The CBI has to explain how the visuals of demolishing mosque and BJP leaders rejoice which had seen across the globe could not become evidence. Once again it has become clear that the caged parrots acting behalf of rulers," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The BJP government in the Centre is using central agencies for settling scores with the state governments led by opposition parties. A similar move is now happening in Kerala. The CBI normally won’t launch a probe if an MLA files a complaint. The probe based on the complaint by Congress MLA is actually the implementation of a political act of the BJP. It was BJP state president K Surendran who announced about the probe first,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There are some cases which need a CBI probe and the state government will refer those cases to the CBI. The previous LDF government and the incumbent one had referred Marad massacre conspiracy case to CBI. But, the agency hasn’t taken up the probe,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Let the central agencies probe everything related to the case. Chennithala should hand over to the investigating agencies if there is any evidence in his possession,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “He should be hanged, if he deserves to be hanged. Nobody is going to protect him if he has done anything unlawful,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The violence in the state capital is perpetrated by the Congress to hide the ignominy of defeat in the state Assembly and the differences of opinion from their own (UDF) Front. Both the Congress and the BJP have been trying to spin out a fake narrative even as it has been clear that only a few papers were partially burnt in the incident," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “My request to them is to sit through the motion and hear the reply to them by the CM. Please don’t walk out earlier” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Already three national agencies are probing the case. Let them probe the case freely. Let them bring all the accused before law. We also want the probe to progress smoothly,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We will not allow privatisation of the airport. It cannot be handed over to private hands" "The centre'saim is to hand over airports to corporates. All airports and seaports are being handed over to the Adanis," External link

business-standard Friday, August 21, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Ramesh Chennithala wears the cap of RSS better than any of its worker. Whatever BJP’s state president tells against Pinarayi government, will be repeated by Chennithala before the end of the day. Chennithala has become the Sarsanghchalak of RSS within Congress. He is the heartbeat of RSS,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote : “In issues like Ayodhya, triple talaq and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress has always tried out its soft Hindutva card, making the ‘hand’ symbol more attractive than the ‘lotus’. That’s why in Ayodhya, when saffron forces destroyed the mosque, then Congress leader PV Narasimha Rao joined in. Following in the footsteps of Rao’s legacy is the Congress leader of Opposition Chennithala here,” “Chennithala is the son of an RSS sympathiser and it’s no surprise that Janmabhumi (mouthpiece of the RSS in Kerala) advocated for him. He dons the uniform of RSS workers in Kerala, better than them. When BJP state president levels allegations against the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the morning, Chennithala would repeat it before the sun goes down. The Congress-RSS friendship doesn’t end there. Chennithala has transformed into the RSS’ Sarsanghchalak within the Congress” External link

expressindia Friday, July 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “By saving the precious life, he has upheld humanity,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The RSS does not want the UDF to be controlled by former chief minister Oommen Chandy or IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty. So it has been extending its support to Chennithala instead,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Later, when the report of chief secretary-led probe panel was submitted, he was suspended immediately. It is clear that the government and the CM don’t want to protect anyone. Still, the opposition is creating a fuzz out of the issue. Now, the high court has to intervene to stop the farce in the name of protest,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan asked ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “In the solar case, the victim levelled serious allegations directly against the then CM Oommen Chandy and ministers. One businessman revealed that he paid the money as directed by the CM. Did anything like that happen now?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "As part of the procedure, a chief secretary-level inquiry was ordered and the state government waited for its report. It was a logical and legal step in this regard. This makes it clear that the state government will not protect any officials or others who have fallen into their own pits," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "However, the chief minister removed him from the position of the IT secretary as soon as an allegation was raised against him," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Both the UDF and the BJP fear that if the current probe by the central agencies goes in the right direction, it will boomerang on them. That's why they are attacking the government," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Muraleedharan had said that gold was not carried in diplomatic baggage. But NIA made it clear on Saturday that gold was smuggled in a diplomatic baggage. This has cast shadows on Muraleedharan. It may be recalled that a clearing agent having Sangh Parivar connections had threatened the customs officials to release the baggage. Though clearing agents have no role in releasing diplomatic baggage, he had intervened. It can be suspected that Muraleedharan’s statement was for whitewashing planners and conspirators of the deal. In this circumstance, it will be ideal for Muraleedharan to think whether it is proper on his part to continue in the office of the MoS external affairs,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is on a corporatisation drive under the cover of the pandemic, by privatising PSUs and suspending labour laws. With daily fuel price increase for the 10th straight day, the Centre is looting the people, even as global crude oil prices have hit rock bottom,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is on a corporatisation drive under the cover of the pandemic, by privatising PSUs and suspending labour laws. With daily fuel price increase for the 10th straight day, the Centre is looting the people, even as global crude oil prices have hit rock bottom,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "He was being trapped in a case. Kunanjananthan was a fearless fighter. He was very dear to the people and a relentless worker who was instrumental in setting up the party in the area. He was dear and acceptable even among the political rivals, too. Such a popular leader was trapped in the case by UDF," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "This is a new change that we have made and all our committee's will be equipped for this online. We are doing this as times have changed these are Covid times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Chief Minister ) : "But, it was totally unacceptable for Gandhi and the present Union Minister to point out that this happened in Malappurram district. This is the agenda of the RSS to communalise the issue and target Malappurram for ulterior motives," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, June 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan observed : "The state was going through political tussles, involving the CPM, the RSS, the Muslim League(IUML) and the Congress. A decision was made to resolve these issues through bilateral talks. The CPM announced that the party will refrain from such activities. Such government intervention was crucial," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan says : “As far as crises and natural calamities are concerned, the government didn’t fumble. It could ensure disaster management through people’s participation which added a new perspective to the matter,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “By then Veerendrakumar was a known leader. He had received special consideration inside jail. But he never behaved like a leader to us. Veerendrakumar attracted all types of people through his knowledge and oratorical skills,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “But he returned to the LDF after two years,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The opposition UDF is trying to defame the efforts of the state government to contain the pandemic. From the very beginning, the opposition was only interested in spreading unfounded theories like coronavirus won’t survive in extreme climatic conditions in Kerala . Now, they are cooking up stories about government’s engagement with a US-based software company founded by a Keralite,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “It is only natural that the CPI leadership holds discussion with the CPM. We meet and discuss often. I had a discussion with Kanam yesterday. We have discussed and cleared all the issues,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Kerala Govt introduced Rs 20,000 Cr relief & support package, free rations for all, & food for needy. Central Govt should realise that Rs 15,000 Cr they announced is inadequate for country such as ours. It is time for Central govt to follow Kerala. #IndiaawaitsCovidaid," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The decision to raise the price comes at a time when people were worried about COVID-19 is a gross injustice to the people," External link

news18 Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The decision to raise the price at a time when people were worried about COVID-19 is gross injustice to the people," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is silent on the perpetrators of the violence and also the Delhi Police for allowing things to drift in this manner. Instead of taking action against such forces, the Centre has tried to take on the media, which exposed things. This reveals the fascist face of the Centre. This is not acceptable in a democracy,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "They are not CPI(M) members anymore. The party has taken action against them," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There is no doubt that they indulged in Maoist activities while being CPM members. The party does not allow any of its members to work for other organisations. They are Maoists and this was evident when they shouted pro-Maoist slogans while being arrested,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “They are not CPM cadres now. They have been expelled from the area committee one month ago,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Congress has a newfound affinity to seek CBI probe into every case. But, this is not the opinion of their national leadership. They are here to create controversies,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The period during which the alleged lapses mentioned by the CAG took place, the state had four DGPs. Hence, the blame cannot be put on a single officer,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “He is playing third rate political games. If there are any sensible RSS men, they can advise him such games wouldn’t sell in Kerala,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “If he can’t realise the greatness of the position he holds, Arif Mohammed Khan may better quit and re-start his career as full-time politician” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “The utterings by the governor is in violation of the spirit of our Constitution. The people of Kerala have the legitimate right to know the legal basis of his criticism” “In the past too, state assembly passed several resolutions regarding national issued. There had been governors and elected governments in New Delhi then too. Arif Mohammed Khan is behaving in an unprecedented manner” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “All India leadership of Congress should take initiative to introduce such resolutions in states which are ruled by Congress. The party, which took a commendable position here, should do the same in other states too,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Governor should realise that the work in the current post has nothing to do with his political activism of yesteryears. Every citizen has a right to political activity. But, if he cannot understand the limitations of his current post, he should resign and become a full-time politician,” External link

thehindu Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Governor should realise that the work in the current post has nothing to do with his political activism of yesteryears. Every citizen has a right to political activity. But, if he cannot understand the limitations of his current post, he should resign and become a full-time politician,” External link

Hindu Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "It's true that he became a lawmaker at a very young age and if he fails to resist speaking politics, then it's best he quits the post of Governor and becomes a full-time politician. What he did yesterday (Saturday) at the 80th edition of the at Kannur is totally unacceptable. He was speaking out of context and dabbled in politics," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : "The Governor is now the biggest votary of the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and behaves and speaks like a BJP leader. However, the previous governor (P. Sathasivam) though appointed by the BJP government, always maintained the decorum that a governor needs to maintain. The rules are very clear on the way a Governor should conduct himself," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The CPI(M) has never opposed the religious beliefs of people. The people greeted me with ‘Lal Salam’ when I visited Sabarimala during my tenure as the Home Minister,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Congress is an Opposition party that supports BJP in Parliament. Congress’s failure is behind the RSS flexing its muscles,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The CPI(M) has never opposed the religious beliefs of people. The people greeted me with ‘Lal Salam’ when I visited Sabarimala during my tenure as the Home Minister,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Congress is an Opposition party that supports BJP in Parliament. Congress’s failure is behind the RSS flexing its muscles,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We are positive about all the five seats, as the development strides taken by the government and the way it met the challenges thrown by nature will see us through,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The CPI(M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government have given due consideration to all well-intentioned and practical issues raised by the NSS. That’s how a decision was taken to accord 10% reservation to the economically backward from the forward communities. This has been brought into effect in appointments to the Devaswom boards. We aren’t hostile to the NSS and their constructive criticism is always welcome. But their present stance smacks of a political position which a community organisation can do without,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We are positive about all the five seats, as the development strides taken by the government and the way it met the challenges thrown by nature will see us through,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The CPI(M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government have given due consideration to all well-intentioned and practical issues raised by the NSS. That’s how a decision was taken to accord 10% reservation to the economically backward from the forward communities. This has been brought into effect in appointments to the Devaswom boards. We aren’t hostile to the NSS and their constructive criticism is always welcome. But their present stance smacks of a political position which a community organisation can do without,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “A.K. Antony should make it clear that whether Mr. Tharoor’s opinion is that of the Congress,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “A.K. Antony should make it clear that whether Mr. Tharoor’s opinion is that of the Congress,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “We don’t have any enmity towards the NSS. In fact, we have friendly relationship with the NSS. The line of the LDF is to maintain friendly relation with all such organisations,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “We don’t think the NSS leadership’s decision reflects the thoughts of its community members. NSS leadership should review its decision. CPM don’t consider NSS as a rival organisation. If NSS leadership fails to understand the opinion of its community members, they would take decisions different from that of the community leadership,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “Whatever be the result, it would have nil impact on the state government. We know that four of the five constituencies going for the byelection are the sitting seats of Congress-led UDF. This election would just be an exercise to choose people’s representatives of these constituencies for the next 20 odd months,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 27, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "We are with you. The flat owners have not committed any sort of illegality. It was the builders and the officials who gave sanction to construct the complexes in the CRZ zone are the real culprits," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “They should be given humane consideration. Action should be taken against those who violated rules. SC should intervene in the issue with some compassion. If the state government is forced to implement the verdict, it will have to think about issues like rehabilitation of evicted residents,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "We need a comprehensive probe into the death of Joseph, who was the contractor of the building for the Congress controlled trust. His death was unfortunate. This shows how the Congress leadership is handling each institutions," External link

business-standard Monday, September 9, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Chennithala, who is otherwise vocal on all issues, is silent on this matter. The Congress leadership must change its stance protecting the culprits behind this," External link

business-standard Monday, September 9, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The increase in penalties will only pave way for more corruption among the officials who are involved in implementing this,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The decision of the Centre is unscientific and impractical,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “It’s true that there has been an erosion in the support of the Bahujan base. In the coming days, we will have to expand the Bahujan base of the party. The party will not take part in any activity that erodes the support of the Bahujan base. Workers and leaders of the party must attempt to win the love and affection of the people,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan remarked ( about Amit Shah ) : “We will put forward a brand of politics that will not succumb to the RSS. When BJP president Amit Shah asked CPM Rajya Sabha MP Jharna Das to join the BJP, she replied that she will never join the saffron party and continue to fight against communalism till her last breath. This is the face of alternative politics in the country, which will not crumble under the onslaught of the RSS,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We have even seen some cruel posts by some social media users urging people not to contribute relief materials. They are exploiting the situation politically,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 12, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The government has nothing to hide from the people. The CPM too will criticise the police, when needed. As the CPI is also a responsible political party, its cadre are sure to understand facts. Beating up CPI activists is akin to assaulting CPM cadre,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We have made it clear that we are not against Sabarimala or the believers. There have been some differences of opinion in the minds of the people. We will work to see that whatever differences they have are cleared,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “What has happened is most unfortunate and the party will not do anything to support any of the wrong doers. Whosoever is involved, will have to face punishment for their wrong acts,” External link

thehindu Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The police complaint against my son Binoy has to be probed for the truth to come out. My party or I will not take any action to protect or help the accused. Binoy is a mature man who is staying with his own family, separately. It is the responsibility of the accused to prove his innocence in such cases. When issues like this emerge from the party, no one can stand in support of the family member," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPM) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions,” External link

asianage Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The setback is transient and it will be examined Lok Sabha, Assembly constituency and booth-wise as different experiences had been reported from different areas. The party has suffered setback in its strongholds as well,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We will work with them, convince them, and win them back,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan replied ( about Chief Minister ) : “It is not against a person or the style of functioning of the Chief Minister. The government has no other choice on the Sabarimala issue,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The setback is transient and it will be examined Lok Sabha, Assembly constituency and booth-wise as different experiences had been reported from different areas. The party has suffered setback in its strongholds as well,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We will work with them, convince them, and win them back,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan replied ( about Chief Minister ) : “It is not against a person or the style of functioning of the Chief Minister. The government has no other choice on the Sabarimala issue,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "It is your interpretation that Sabarimala issue was the reason. We haven't arrived at such a conclusion. A detailed examination will be held to find out reasons for the defeat," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Many had written off the Left in 1977 and 1984 when we suffered similar setbacks, but we staged a comeback by winning the Assembly elections in 1980 and 1987. We will overcome the current setback too in a similar way," External link

firstpost Friday, May 24, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We accept this setback which was least expected. Our state committee will introspect on this reverse and if we have done anything wrong, we will correct it. " External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : “Nothing wrong in coming to booths wearing niqab. It is part of their dress code and they have the freedom to wear niqab,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Nothing wrong in coming to booths wearing niqab. It is part of their dress code and they have the freedom to wear niqab,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Ram Meena ) : "Natural justice has been denied to these women. They will seek legal recourse to the issue. Meena appears to have been driven by media speculations and he has fallen into the trap of the Congress-led UDF. He should have acted with more finesse and should have at least heard these women, made accused by him," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mr Modi ) : “It is to achieve this aim by creating a negative opinion against the State at the national level that leaders, including Mr. Modi, continue to make speeches and statements insulting Kerala. This is why Mr. Modi dedicated some time to make negative comments about the State while on the way to file his nomination at Varanasi. Mr. Modi has uttered a dangerous lie that the BJP-RSS workers in the State go out of their houses without any surety of coming back. He has brought disrepute to the Prime Minister’s chair with such statements,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The LDF had revealed the deal struck for vote-trading between the UDF and the BJP and hence we will overcome it,” External link

thehindu Friday, April 26, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Rashtriya Swayamsevak ) : “It stems out of a realisation that targeting the party and the LDF that have put up stiff resistance to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh would cost the United Democratic Front and the Congress dear in the election,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Rashtriya Swayamsevak ) : “It stems out of a realisation that targeting the party and the LDF that have put up stiff resistance to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh would cost the United Democratic Front and the Congress dear in the election,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The way to defeat communal BJP is not by joining hands with communal Muslims,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We wanted to field more women. But, we need to consider ground reality in each constituency too. Both the women candidates announced by us are fighting in winnable seats,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Jayarajan is a living martyr. RSS criminals brutally attacked him by breaking into his house. Anyone who wants to oppose politics of violence should support Jayarajan,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT



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Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sitaram Yechury maintained ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The people in Kerala know everything. Already Balakrishnan had said that neither the party nor the government will come to the help of wrongdoers. This is going to affect the image of the opposition parties,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sitaram Yechury said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “People in Kerala know everything. Already Balakrishnan had said that neither the party nor the government will come to the help of wrongdoers. This is going to affect the image of the opposition parties,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri need not apologize to me, but he owes it to the people of Kerala. I went to attend the programme as per the invitation solicited to me. But I will go ahead with the legal notice slapped on Santhosh Eapen and will wait for 15 days until he responds to it. If not, I will file a defamation suit against him,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The vigilance probe ordered by the LDF government is nothing but a damp squib. The way in which the vigilance investigation team had seized the files from the Secretariat on the sly under the cover of darkness is dubious. When did the Secretariat become a centre of the underworld? If there are no anomalies in the Life Mission scam, why should they fear a CBI probe? Kodiyeri is questioning the reliability of the central agencies for fear of the investigators leading the probe to his son,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Balakrishnan was mum when there were allegations against chief minister’s office in the gold smuggling case. But, when his son’s name was linked with gold smuggling and drug trafficking cases, he is playing communal card to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “It is a serious issue. What is the link between the gold smuggling case and drug trafficking case and how is the drug trafficking case accused connected with Balakrishnan’s son? All these things should be investigated,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri is trying to incite communalism, but it will not have any impact. The public have no doubt about my secular credentials. Kodiyeri should not force me to reveal more about his credentials. He knows well about the various aspects of gold smuggling and its implications. Therefore, he is trying to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPM) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions,” External link

asianage Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

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Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Unlike Chandy, the Pinarayi government cancelled the deals when public criticism cropped up. That the Left takes people into confidence is why we believe it could script history this time,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:40:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “When there is a conflict of interest between the party and an individual, I will stick to the party line,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 7:38:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Bineesh is just an individual, and these allegations are against this particular individual. He is neither a public servant nor linked to the actual governance. Any agency is welcome to investigate, and if he is found guilty, they can take action. Let the investigation take its course. The party will not intervene, and that is the CPM’s declared stance,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, November 8, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “These are rumours spread by the media. A section of media has been saying that I should step down. These reports are part of such a campaign. I’m not ready to go after such media creations,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:52:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The party has concluded that aligning the poor among the forward class with the backward classes is vital for achieving this,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The demand for economic reservation was put forth by the CPM central committee on November 4, 1990 through a resolution. I am pointing this out in reply to arguments that the CPM has come up with a new policy regarding reservation,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote : “Unlike other political parties, the Communist party views the issue of reservation as part of the class struggle. Unemployment and poverty are the creation of capitalism. A permanent solution cannot be achieved through reservation,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 31, 2020 6:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Kerala Congress ) : “The act of KC(M) severing its ties from the UDF has shaken the very foundation of the Congress-led Front.The UDF is politically and organisationally unstable. The move by the Kerala Congress shows that there will be a continuation of the Left government in the state,” External link

news18 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There is no need to discuss the stand taken by the party earlier because a lot has changed after that.Thebar scam case is not existing now. The accused in that case is not alive.There is no need to discuss that matter anymore,” External link

news18 Friday, October 16, 2020 7:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We are ready for debate with media. We appeal you all to take corrective steps," External link

timesofindia Saturday, October 10, 2020 2:38:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "In this attempt, all the good work and the development agenda for the state rolled out by our government is being sidelined. The present media is in the hands of the corporates and that's why we do not have any media discussions on the Farm Bills and the new Labour rules because the corporates are not interested. The biggest stumbling block for the corporates is we Communists and hence we are being targeted and that's what's happening here," External link

news18 Friday, October 9, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : "Just look into what's happening here for the past three months, the media is looking into only a few topics. Not a word has been said about the 100 day programme of the Left government, where in 40 days 40 programmes have been either launched or inaugurated. So our party has decided to see that the real truth is brought out because the corporatized media is a threat to democracy. We request the media to introspect," External link

news18 Friday, October 9, 2020 6:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The murder of Sanoop at Kunnamkulam was done by Sangh Parivar members, including a former Congress worker, who joined the BJP recently. The BJP and the Congress have become a safe haven for criminals. The leaders of those parties are using their criminal activists to eliminate political enemies," External link

news18 Monday, October 5, 2020 11:39:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The verdict has raised the question whether the Constitution and the judicial system still exist. It is also serious that the CBI has not been able to produce evidence of a crime that had been seen live around the world. The CBI has to explain how the visuals of demolishing mosque and BJP leaders rejoice which had seen across the globe could not become evidence. Once again it has become clear that the caged parrots acting behalf of rulers," External link

business-standard Thursday, October 1, 2020 4:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The BJP government in the Centre is using central agencies for settling scores with the state governments led by opposition parties. A similar move is now happening in Kerala. The CBI normally won’t launch a probe if an MLA files a complaint. The probe based on the complaint by Congress MLA is actually the implementation of a political act of the BJP. It was BJP state president K Surendran who announced about the probe first,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There are some cases which need a CBI probe and the state government will refer those cases to the CBI. The previous LDF government and the incumbent one had referred Marad massacre conspiracy case to CBI. But, the agency hasn’t taken up the probe,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 27, 2020 6:07:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Let the central agencies probe everything related to the case. Chennithala should hand over to the investigating agencies if there is any evidence in his possession,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “He should be hanged, if he deserves to be hanged. Nobody is going to protect him if he has done anything unlawful,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The violence in the state capital is perpetrated by the Congress to hide the ignominy of defeat in the state Assembly and the differences of opinion from their own (UDF) Front. Both the Congress and the BJP have been trying to spin out a fake narrative even as it has been clear that only a few papers were partially burnt in the incident," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, August 26, 2020 2:46:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “My request to them is to sit through the motion and hear the reply to them by the CM. Please don’t walk out earlier” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Already three national agencies are probing the case. Let them probe the case freely. Let them bring all the accused before law. We also want the probe to progress smoothly,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 22, 2020 3:19:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We will not allow privatisation of the airport. It cannot be handed over to private hands" "The centre'saim is to hand over airports to corporates. All airports and seaports are being handed over to the Adanis," External link

business-standard Friday, August 21, 2020 6:48:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote ( about Ramesh Chennithala ) : “Ramesh Chennithala wears the cap of RSS better than any of its worker. Whatever BJP’s state president tells against Pinarayi government, will be repeated by Chennithala before the end of the day. Chennithala has become the Sarsanghchalak of RSS within Congress. He is the heartbeat of RSS,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, August 1, 2020 1:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan wrote : “In issues like Ayodhya, triple talaq and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), the Congress has always tried out its soft Hindutva card, making the ‘hand’ symbol more attractive than the ‘lotus’. That’s why in Ayodhya, when saffron forces destroyed the mosque, then Congress leader PV Narasimha Rao joined in. Following in the footsteps of Rao’s legacy is the Congress leader of Opposition Chennithala here,” “Chennithala is the son of an RSS sympathiser and it’s no surprise that Janmabhumi (mouthpiece of the RSS in Kerala) advocated for him. He dons the uniform of RSS workers in Kerala, better than them. When BJP state president levels allegations against the Pinarayi Vijayan government in the morning, Chennithala would repeat it before the sun goes down. The Congress-RSS friendship doesn’t end there. Chennithala has transformed into the RSS’ Sarsanghchalak within the Congress” External link

expressindia Friday, July 31, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “By saving the precious life, he has upheld humanity,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, July 27, 2020 6:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The RSS does not want the UDF to be controlled by former chief minister Oommen Chandy or IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty. So it has been extending its support to Chennithala instead,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 25, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Later, when the report of chief secretary-led probe panel was submitted, he was suspended immediately. It is clear that the government and the CM don’t want to protect anyone. Still, the opposition is creating a fuzz out of the issue. Now, the high court has to intervene to stop the farce in the name of protest,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan asked ( about Oommen Chandy ) : “In the solar case, the victim levelled serious allegations directly against the then CM Oommen Chandy and ministers. One businessman revealed that he paid the money as directed by the CM. Did anything like that happen now?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, July 18, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "As part of the procedure, a chief secretary-level inquiry was ordered and the state government waited for its report. It was a logical and legal step in this regard. This makes it clear that the state government will not protect any officials or others who have fallen into their own pits," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "However, the chief minister removed him from the position of the IT secretary as soon as an allegation was raised against him," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Both the UDF and the BJP fear that if the current probe by the central agencies goes in the right direction, it will boomerang on them. That's why they are attacking the government," External link

timesofindia Friday, July 17, 2020 3:55:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Muraleedharan had said that gold was not carried in diplomatic baggage. But NIA made it clear on Saturday that gold was smuggled in a diplomatic baggage. This has cast shadows on Muraleedharan. It may be recalled that a clearing agent having Sangh Parivar connections had threatened the customs officials to release the baggage. Though clearing agents have no role in releasing diplomatic baggage, he had intervened. It can be suspected that Muraleedharan’s statement was for whitewashing planners and conspirators of the deal. In this circumstance, it will be ideal for Muraleedharan to think whether it is proper on his part to continue in the office of the MoS external affairs,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is on a corporatisation drive under the cover of the pandemic, by privatising PSUs and suspending labour laws. With daily fuel price increase for the 10th straight day, the Centre is looting the people, even as global crude oil prices have hit rock bottom,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:58:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is on a corporatisation drive under the cover of the pandemic, by privatising PSUs and suspending labour laws. With daily fuel price increase for the 10th straight day, the Centre is looting the people, even as global crude oil prices have hit rock bottom,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, June 16, 2020 4:00:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "He was being trapped in a case. Kunanjananthan was a fearless fighter. He was very dear to the people and a relentless worker who was instrumental in setting up the party in the area. He was dear and acceptable even among the political rivals, too. Such a popular leader was trapped in the case by UDF," External link

news18 Saturday, June 13, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "This is a new change that we have made and all our committee's will be equipped for this online. We are doing this as times have changed these are Covid times," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 6, 2020 12:34:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Chief Minister ) : "But, it was totally unacceptable for Gandhi and the present Union Minister to point out that this happened in Malappurram district. This is the agenda of the RSS to communalise the issue and target Malappurram for ulterior motives," External link

ibtimes-in Friday, June 5, 2020 5:30:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan observed : "The state was going through political tussles, involving the CPM, the RSS, the Muslim League(IUML) and the Congress. A decision was made to resolve these issues through bilateral talks. The CPM announced that the party will refrain from such activities. Such government intervention was crucial," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan says : “As far as crises and natural calamities are concerned, the government didn’t fumble. It could ensure disaster management through people’s participation which added a new perspective to the matter,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “By then Veerendrakumar was a known leader. He had received special consideration inside jail. But he never behaved like a leader to us. Veerendrakumar attracted all types of people through his knowledge and oratorical skills,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “But he returned to the LDF after two years,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, May 30, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The opposition UDF is trying to defame the efforts of the state government to contain the pandemic. From the very beginning, the opposition was only interested in spreading unfounded theories like coronavirus won’t survive in extreme climatic conditions in Kerala . Now, they are cooking up stories about government’s engagement with a US-based software company founded by a Keralite,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “It is only natural that the CPI leadership holds discussion with the CPM. We meet and discuss often. I had a discussion with Kanam yesterday. We have discussed and cleared all the issues,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 24, 2020 7:33:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Kerala Govt introduced Rs 20,000 Cr relief & support package, free rations for all, & food for needy. Central Govt should realise that Rs 15,000 Cr they announced is inadequate for country such as ours. It is time for Central govt to follow Kerala. #IndiaawaitsCovidaid," External link

business-standard Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The decision to raise the price comes at a time when people were worried about COVID-19 is a gross injustice to the people," External link

news18 Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:43:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The decision to raise the price at a time when people were worried about COVID-19 is gross injustice to the people," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 14, 2020 5:41:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Centre is silent on the perpetrators of the violence and also the Delhi Police for allowing things to drift in this manner. Instead of taking action against such forces, the Centre has tried to take on the media, which exposed things. This reveals the fascist face of the Centre. This is not acceptable in a democracy,” External link

gulf-times Saturday, March 7, 2020 1:09:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "They are not CPI(M) members anymore. The party has taken action against them," External link

business-standard Monday, February 17, 2020 6:07:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “There is no doubt that they indulged in Maoist activities while being CPM members. The party does not allow any of its members to work for other organisations. They are Maoists and this was evident when they shouted pro-Maoist slogans while being arrested,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “They are not CPM cadres now. They have been expelled from the area committee one month ago,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 8:30:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Congress has a newfound affinity to seek CBI probe into every case. But, this is not the opinion of their national leadership. They are here to create controversies,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The period during which the alleged lapses mentioned by the CAG took place, the state had four DGPs. Hence, the blame cannot be put on a single officer,” External link

timesofindia Monday, February 17, 2020 2:12:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “He is playing third rate political games. If there are any sensible RSS men, they can advise him such games wouldn’t sell in Kerala,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “If he can’t realise the greatness of the position he holds, Arif Mohammed Khan may better quit and re-start his career as full-time politician” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mohammed Khan ) : “The utterings by the governor is in violation of the spirit of our Constitution. The people of Kerala have the legitimate right to know the legal basis of his criticism” “In the past too, state assembly passed several resolutions regarding national issued. There had been governors and elected governments in New Delhi then too. Arif Mohammed Khan is behaving in an unprecedented manner” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 4, 2020 3:22:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “All India leadership of Congress should take initiative to introduce such resolutions in states which are ruled by Congress. The party, which took a commendable position here, should do the same in other states too,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, January 2, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Governor should realise that the work in the current post has nothing to do with his political activism of yesteryears. Every citizen has a right to political activity. But, if he cannot understand the limitations of his current post, he should resign and become a full-time politician,” External link

thehindu Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Governor should realise that the work in the current post has nothing to do with his political activism of yesteryears. Every citizen has a right to political activity. But, if he cannot understand the limitations of his current post, he should resign and become a full-time politician,” External link

Hindu Sunday, December 29, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "It's true that he became a lawmaker at a very young age and if he fails to resist speaking politics, then it's best he quits the post of Governor and becomes a full-time politician. What he did yesterday (Saturday) at the 80th edition of the at Kannur is totally unacceptable. He was speaking out of context and dabbled in politics," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : "The Governor is now the biggest votary of the Citizen Amendment Act (CAA) and behaves and speaks like a BJP leader. However, the previous governor (P. Sathasivam) though appointed by the BJP government, always maintained the decorum that a governor needs to maintain. The rules are very clear on the way a Governor should conduct himself," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 29, 2019 5:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The CPI(M) has never opposed the religious beliefs of people. The people greeted me with ‘Lal Salam’ when I visited Sabarimala during my tenure as the Home Minister,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Congress is an Opposition party that supports BJP in Parliament. Congress’s failure is behind the RSS flexing its muscles,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:49:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The CPI(M) has never opposed the religious beliefs of people. The people greeted me with ‘Lal Salam’ when I visited Sabarimala during my tenure as the Home Minister,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The Congress is an Opposition party that supports BJP in Parliament. Congress’s failure is behind the RSS flexing its muscles,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 9:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We are positive about all the five seats, as the development strides taken by the government and the way it met the challenges thrown by nature will see us through,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The CPI(M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government have given due consideration to all well-intentioned and practical issues raised by the NSS. That’s how a decision was taken to accord 10% reservation to the economically backward from the forward communities. This has been brought into effect in appointments to the Devaswom boards. We aren’t hostile to the NSS and their constructive criticism is always welcome. But their present stance smacks of a political position which a community organisation can do without,” External link

thehindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:53:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We are positive about all the five seats, as the development strides taken by the government and the way it met the challenges thrown by nature will see us through,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The CPI(M) and the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government have given due consideration to all well-intentioned and practical issues raised by the NSS. That’s how a decision was taken to accord 10% reservation to the economically backward from the forward communities. This has been brought into effect in appointments to the Devaswom boards. We aren’t hostile to the NSS and their constructive criticism is always welcome. But their present stance smacks of a political position which a community organisation can do without,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “A.K. Antony should make it clear that whether Mr. Tharoor’s opinion is that of the Congress,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:39:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “A.K. Antony should make it clear that whether Mr. Tharoor’s opinion is that of the Congress,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:07:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “We don’t have any enmity towards the NSS. In fact, we have friendly relationship with the NSS. The line of the LDF is to maintain friendly relation with all such organisations,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:23:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “We don’t think the NSS leadership’s decision reflects the thoughts of its community members. NSS leadership should review its decision. CPM don’t consider NSS as a rival organisation. If NSS leadership fails to understand the opinion of its community members, they would take decisions different from that of the community leadership,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, October 10, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “Whatever be the result, it would have nil impact on the state government. We know that four of the five constituencies going for the byelection are the sitting seats of Congress-led UDF. This election would just be an exercise to choose people’s representatives of these constituencies for the next 20 odd months,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 27, 2019 3:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "We are with you. The flat owners have not committed any sort of illegality. It was the builders and the officials who gave sanction to construct the complexes in the CRZ zone are the real culprits," External link

business-standard Saturday, September 14, 2019 2:25:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “They should be given humane consideration. Action should be taken against those who violated rules. SC should intervene in the issue with some compassion. If the state government is forced to implement the verdict, it will have to think about issues like rehabilitation of evicted residents,” External link

timesofindia Friday, September 13, 2019 6:51:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : "We need a comprehensive probe into the death of Joseph, who was the contractor of the building for the Congress controlled trust. His death was unfortunate. This shows how the Congress leadership is handling each institutions," External link

business-standard Monday, September 9, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Chennithala, who is otherwise vocal on all issues, is silent on this matter. The Congress leadership must change its stance protecting the culprits behind this," External link

business-standard Monday, September 9, 2019 9:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The increase in penalties will only pave way for more corruption among the officials who are involved in implementing this,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The decision of the Centre is unscientific and impractical,” External link

timesofindia Monday, September 9, 2019 8:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “It’s true that there has been an erosion in the support of the Bahujan base. In the coming days, we will have to expand the Bahujan base of the party. The party will not take part in any activity that erodes the support of the Bahujan base. Workers and leaders of the party must attempt to win the love and affection of the people,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan remarked ( about Amit Shah ) : “We will put forward a brand of politics that will not succumb to the RSS. When BJP president Amit Shah asked CPM Rajya Sabha MP Jharna Das to join the BJP, she replied that she will never join the saffron party and continue to fight against communalism till her last breath. This is the face of alternative politics in the country, which will not crumble under the onslaught of the RSS,” External link

expressindia Friday, August 23, 2019 5:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We have even seen some cruel posts by some social media users urging people not to contribute relief materials. They are exploiting the situation politically,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, August 12, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The government has nothing to hide from the people. The CPM too will criticise the police, when needed. As the CPI is also a responsible political party, its cadre are sure to understand facts. Beating up CPI activists is akin to assaulting CPM cadre,” External link

newindianexpress Saturday, July 27, 2019 5:32:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We have made it clear that we are not against Sabarimala or the believers. There have been some differences of opinion in the minds of the people. We will work to see that whatever differences they have are cleared,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, July 24, 2019 5:05:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “What has happened is most unfortunate and the party will not do anything to support any of the wrong doers. Whosoever is involved, will have to face punishment for their wrong acts,” External link

thehindu Sunday, July 14, 2019 3:15:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "The police complaint against my son Binoy has to be probed for the truth to come out. My party or I will not take any action to protect or help the accused. Binoy is a mature man who is staying with his own family, separately. It is the responsibility of the accused to prove his innocence in such cases. When issues like this emerge from the party, no one can stand in support of the family member," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 9:01:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPM) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions,” External link

asianage Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The setback is transient and it will be examined Lok Sabha, Assembly constituency and booth-wise as different experiences had been reported from different areas. The party has suffered setback in its strongholds as well,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We will work with them, convince them, and win them back,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan replied ( about Chief Minister ) : “It is not against a person or the style of functioning of the Chief Minister. The government has no other choice on the Sabarimala issue,” External link

thehindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:12:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told : “The setback is transient and it will be examined Lok Sabha, Assembly constituency and booth-wise as different experiences had been reported from different areas. The party has suffered setback in its strongholds as well,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We will work with them, convince them, and win them back,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan replied ( about Chief Minister ) : “It is not against a person or the style of functioning of the Chief Minister. The government has no other choice on the Sabarimala issue,” External link

Hindu Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:23:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "It is your interpretation that Sabarimala issue was the reason. We haven't arrived at such a conclusion. A detailed examination will be held to find out reasons for the defeat," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:01:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "Many had written off the Left in 1977 and 1984 when we suffered similar setbacks, but we staged a comeback by winning the Assembly elections in 1980 and 1987. We will overcome the current setback too in a similar way," External link

firstpost Friday, May 24, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : "We accept this setback which was least expected. Our state committee will introspect on this reverse and if we have done anything wrong, we will correct it. " External link

newindianexpress Thursday, May 23, 2019 4:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan added : “Nothing wrong in coming to booths wearing niqab. It is part of their dress code and they have the freedom to wear niqab,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, May 19, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Nothing wrong in coming to booths wearing niqab. It is part of their dress code and they have the freedom to wear niqab,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 19, 2019 5:37:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Ram Meena ) : "Natural justice has been denied to these women. They will seek legal recourse to the issue. Meena appears to have been driven by media speculations and he has fallen into the trap of the Congress-led UDF. He should have acted with more finesse and should have at least heard these women, made accused by him," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6:17:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said ( about Mr Modi ) : “It is to achieve this aim by creating a negative opinion against the State at the national level that leaders, including Mr. Modi, continue to make speeches and statements insulting Kerala. This is why Mr. Modi dedicated some time to make negative comments about the State while on the way to file his nomination at Varanasi. Mr. Modi has uttered a dangerous lie that the BJP-RSS workers in the State go out of their houses without any surety of coming back. He has brought disrepute to the Prime Minister’s chair with such statements,” External link

Hindu Saturday, April 27, 2019 6:46:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The LDF had revealed the deal struck for vote-trading between the UDF and the BJP and hence we will overcome it,” External link

thehindu Friday, April 26, 2019 4:24:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Rashtriya Swayamsevak ) : “It stems out of a realisation that targeting the party and the LDF that have put up stiff resistance to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh would cost the United Democratic Front and the Congress dear in the election,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 4, 2019 10:47:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Rashtriya Swayamsevak ) : “It stems out of a realisation that targeting the party and the LDF that have put up stiff resistance to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh would cost the United Democratic Front and the Congress dear in the election,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 4, 2019 9:21:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “The way to defeat communal BJP is not by joining hands with communal Muslims,” External link

news18 Sunday, March 31, 2019 7:08:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “We wanted to field more women. But, we need to consider ground reality in each constituency too. Both the women candidates announced by us are fighting in winnable seats,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said : “Jayarajan is a living martyr. RSS criminals brutally attacked him by breaking into his house. Anyone who wants to oppose politics of violence should support Jayarajan,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 10, 2019 6:31:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
state secretary47.66%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
secretary44.99%EN11/21/201721/11/2017
unit secretary5.79%EN10/17/201717/10/2017
leader0.67%EN11/07/201307/11/2013
former home minister0.67%EN09/22/201322/09/2013
colleague0.22%EN12/02/200802/12/2008
Names Lang Count
Kodiyeri BalakrishnanEN99.74%
Kodiyeri BalakrishnanSA0.26%


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Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 10:53:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala alleged ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “There is a difference of opinion within the party and this led to Balakrishnan’s ‘leave’. He was saying that the party and his son are two unrelated entities. However, all these claims have become futile and he was forced to admit that he too had a responsibility in the matter,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, November 14, 2020 1:55:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Our request is Balakrishnan should not resign as state secretary. Only if he remains in that post, will it be good for us,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sitaram Yechury maintained ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The people in Kerala know everything. Already Balakrishnan had said that neither the party nor the government will come to the help of wrongdoers. This is going to affect the image of the opposition parties,” External link

gulf-times Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:18:00 PM EAT

Sitaram Yechury said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “People in Kerala know everything. Already Balakrishnan had said that neither the party nor the government will come to the help of wrongdoers. This is going to affect the image of the opposition parties,” External link

khaleejtimes Thursday, October 29, 2020 4:35:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri need not apologize to me, but he owes it to the people of Kerala. I went to attend the programme as per the invitation solicited to me. But I will go ahead with the legal notice slapped on Santhosh Eapen and will wait for 15 days until he responds to it. If not, I will file a defamation suit against him,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:14:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “The vigilance probe ordered by the LDF government is nothing but a damp squib. The way in which the vigilance investigation team had seized the files from the Secretariat on the sly under the cover of darkness is dubious. When did the Secretariat become a centre of the underworld? If there are no anomalies in the Life Mission scam, why should they fear a CBI probe? Kodiyeri is questioning the reliability of the central agencies for fear of the investigators leading the probe to his son,” External link

newindianexpress Monday, September 28, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Balakrishnan was mum when there were allegations against chief minister’s office in the gold smuggling case. But, when his son’s name was linked with gold smuggling and drug trafficking cases, he is playing communal card to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:07:00 AM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “It is a serious issue. What is the link between the gold smuggling case and drug trafficking case and how is the drug trafficking case accused connected with Balakrishnan’s son? All these things should be investigated,” External link

financialexpress Friday, September 4, 2020 7:43:00 PM EAT

Ramesh Chennithala said ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Kodiyeri is trying to incite communalism, but it will not have any impact. The public have no doubt about my secular credentials. Kodiyeri should not force me to reveal more about his credentials. He knows well about the various aspects of gold smuggling and its implications. Therefore, he is trying to divert attention,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, July 29, 2020 2:15:00 AM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

news18 Sunday, June 23, 2019 10:35:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

outlookindia Saturday, June 22, 2019 8:31:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPM) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

newindianexpress Saturday, June 22, 2019 6:36:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : “Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions,” External link

asianage Saturday, June 22, 2019 4:38:00 PM EAT

Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told ( about Kodiyeri Balakrishnan ) : "Neither my party (CPI-M) nor I will protect Binoy Kodiyeri. He is an adult. He stays as a separate family and is responsible for his actions," External link

business-standard Saturday, June 22, 2019 2:54:00 PM EAT