Achuthanandan refutes resignation reports

May 27th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Thiruvananthapuram, May 27 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister V.S. Achuthanandan, under pressure to resign after the ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) faced its worst ever electoral drubbing in the state, Wednesday refuted all talks of quitting.
“If I was to resign based on news reports then would there be an end to anything,” asked Achuthanandan.

“These are all reports only… let the state committee meeting get over and at the appropriate time I will let you know,” he said.

A three-day state committee meeting, which began Tuesday, saw 11 of 13 members who spoke on the first day say that it is best for the party that Achuthanandan should resign.

The meeting is being held to take stock of the poor poll show in which the state’s ruling Left Democratic Front saw its Lok Sabha tally slip to a mere four from the earlier 19 seats.

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