Thiruvananthapuram, Mar 13 : The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Friday announced that it was splitting from the Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) in Kerala.
The decision was taken by the CPI, after talks over who would contest the Ponnani seat failed. The party will now contest all 20 constituencies in the state during the general elections.
A CPI statement stated that the onus of the split in the state lies completely with the CPM.
Meanwhile, the CPM has called for an emergency meeting in New Delhi to discuss the situation.