last M.N. Vijayan’s family members came forward to request the world to stop
controversy over his death.
the famous writer, journalist, and left thinker, known as 'Vijayan
Mash', among his friends and admirers, passed away at a press meet
While speaking to
journalists at Thrissur press club, he suddenly leaned on his back, his eyes
slowing closing. The
reporters and his colleagues rushed him to
that could not save his precious life.
After his death,
many controversies aroused. Sukumar Azheekode, writer and social critique
blamed his colleague and editor
Patom, a publication by
ante-neo-liberalists in Communist, Prof S. Sudheesh.
him for bringing
Vijayan, who had
been suffering from heart disease to the second floor of the building where
press meet was held.
He also blamed
journalists of Thrissur press club for admitting him to a distant hospital,
without approaching nearby hospitals.
challenged Azheekode’s statement and reportedly threatened Azheekode on
has gone beyond and had political overtones with Azheekode being portrayed
as a supporter of Pinarayi Vijayan group in C.P.M. This group had been the
main target of Vijayan.
modern communists going behind foreign aid and comforts. The right leaders
like Ramesh Chennithala and G.Karthikeyan expressed their suspicion over
The news of
Vijayan’s death and its after effects continues to be reported by the media.
that he would discuss with lawyers regarding filing of petition against Sudheesh’s statement.
abused me as cultural goonda". That is his
ignorance of the other. I don’t receive money from others. I receive
myself.”- said Azheekode while speaking to reporters in Kozhikode.
Patom enthusiasts came forward alleging Pinarayi and M. A. Baaby trying to trap S. Sudheesh.
In the beginning
of their movement, Pinarayi called on workers to manhandle Vijayan and
Sudheesh for campaign
against party – they alleged. Both of them had criticized party policy of
receiving foreign aid. They questioned party and minister, Thomas Isaac (who
introduced people’s plan program in Kerala).
- Report by Rajesh
Kumar for CalicutNet.com