The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has issued a statement condemning its surrendered Central Committee member Jampanna, days after he put down his arms before the Telangana police.
Terming it an 'outright betrayal of Indian proletariat' in a press release issued by Abhay, the party's Central Committee spokesperson, the party said that CC members unambiguously renewed their commitment to carry the class struggle forward, ToI reported.
â€śFrom last year Jampanna was deeply submerged in ideological and political vacillation and finally informed the concerned Central Committee members in November about his decision to surrender,â€ť the press note said.
It also dubbed him as a leader who suffered from "serious weaknesses, limitations and trends like individualism, bureaucracy and false prestige."
"He had lost his bearing and sense of proportion and was incapable of analysing the situation objectively and had erred in discharge of his responsibilities," the release was quoted as saying.
The press release also took a jibe at "his weaknesses", as he took shelter under the garb of â€śideological differences with the party line,â€ť while surrendering.
The CPI (Maoist) said that it would continue to strive for their cause, irrespective of such setbacks, like the surrender of senior leaders.
Earlier this week, top Maoist leader Ginugu Narsimha Reddy alias Jampanna surrendered before the Telangana police chief, following ideological differences with the Maoist outfit.
The Central Committee member of the Communist Party of India-Maoist, who was carrying a Rs 25 lakh reward on his head and his wife Hinge Anitha alias Rajitha, who was also active in the outfit, laid down the arms before Director General of Police M Mahender Reddy.
Jampanna, (55), said they decided to leave the organization and join the national mainstream as many social changes have taken place in the country in the last 15 years.
The Maoist was active in the extremist movement for over three decades and was involved in over 100 offences in different parts of the country.
Hailing from Warangal district of Telangana, Jampanna was also serving as the member of the CPI-Maoist central regional bureau and Central Military Commission. He was also in-charge of the Odisha state committee of the banned outfit.
Jampanna and his wife said that they would like to lead a normal life, from now on.