Veteran CPM leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passes away

By Shgun S -- October 1st 2022 09:25 PM

Former state secretary of the CPI(M) and member of the politburo Kodiyeri Balakrishnan passed away on Saturday in Chennai.

He was diagnosed with cancer and was under treatment at Apollo Hospital since August 28.

Balakrishnan, a prominent CPI(M) politician from Kerala, resigned as party state secretary in the last week of August due to ill health. Balakrishnan became party state secretary in 2015 after serving as home minister in the V S Achuthanandan government from 2006 to 2011.

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After his health deteriorated, the former Kerala home minister was admitted to a private hospital in Chennai.

Meanwhile, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has postponed his planned travel to Europe starting on Sunday. The trip was cancelled due to Balakrishnan's ailing health, according to sources.

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-PTC News

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