Thiruvananthapuram∙ The CPM secretariat will meet tomorrow to find a new minister after minister MV Govindan became the state secretary of the party. Saji Cherian’s resignation may not have a new minister for the time being. The current understanding is that MV Govindan should not resign as MLA. There is no possibility of major changes in the cabinet.
If it is decided that MV Govindan’s replacement is from Kannur district, A. N. Shamsir, a member of the state committee, is likely. If a replacement is sought from Kasaragod, CH Kunjambu and CITU leader P. Nandakumar from Malappuram are likely.
In the first Pinarayi government, Kannur district had three ministers including the Chief Minister. At present, the Chief Minister from Kannur and MV Govindan are in the cabinet. When MV Govindan leaves the post, the representation of Kannur will be reduced to one minister. There is also an opinion in the party that there is no need for another minister because there is a chief minister. A year later, Gaddapally Ramachandran will become a minister from the district.
Kasaragod was represented in the first Pinarayi cabinet by E. Chandrasekaran of the CPI. There is no one from Kasaragod in the second cabinet. The party wants to give due consideration to the district. The return of Saji Cherian, who resigned for making remarks against the constitution, may come only after the decision of the case. As the departments handled by Saji Cherian have been distributed to other ministers, there may not be a replacement minister. If the minister is decided instead, the person from Alappuzha will be considered. Speaker M.B. There are rumors that Rajesh will join the cabinet, but the leadership denies it.
English Summary: Who will replace MV Govindan, CPM Secretariat to meet on Friday