Communist Marxist Party
|Leader||K. R. Aravindakshan|
|Founder||M. V. Raghavan|
|Split from||Communist Party of India (Marxist)|
|Headquarters||Kunnukuzhy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India-695037|
|ECI Status||State Party|
Communist Marxist Party (CMP) is a political party in Kerala. The party was founded in 1986 when CPI(M) leader M. V. Raghavan was expelled from the CPI(M) due to a grave difference of opinion regarding the formation of alliances with the IUML. His support for forming a united front with non-secular parties such as the "Muslim League" in order to take on alliances led by the INC was ultimately rejected by the CPI(M) leadership. He was subsequently expelled from the Party. In 2011 assembly election of Kerala, CMP fielded three candidates but could not win any seat and presently the party does not have representation in Kerala assembly. CMP has links with the Party of Democratic Socialism of Saifuddin Chaudhury in West Bengal. M.V. Raghavan attended the PDS state conference in December 2003.
In the 2005 municipal elections in Kollam, the CMP candidate R. Vijayachandran won in the Asramam North constituency (defeating local RSP leader M.S. Babu).
CMP participates in the Confederation of Indian Communists and Democratic Socialists.
In March 2014, the party split into two factions:
In 2019, CMP(A) some members joined CPI and CPI(M). Now CMP(A) led by M.V. Rajesh still supporting Left Democratic Front.CMP(J) led by C. P. John continued in the UDF.
- All India Centre of Trade Unions (AICTU)
- Kerala Socialist Youth Federation (KSYF)
- State Employees and Teachers Federation (SETF)
- Democratic Students Federation ( DSF )
Local elections in Kerala, 2015
Total for Kerala: Village Wards:16, Block Wards:4, District Wards:1, Municipality Wards:7 & Corporation Wards:3.
- Thiruvananthapuram District - Corporation Wards:3, Village Wards:0.
- Kannur District - No Representation
- Kollam District - Village Wards:5
- Alappuzha District - Block Wards:1, Municipality Wards:2.
- Idukki District - Village Wards:1
- Ernakulam District - Village Wards:2
- Thrisur District - Village Wards:2, District Wards:1 & Municipality Wards:5.
- Palakkad District - Village Wards:2
- Malappuram District - Village Wards:2, Block Wards:1.
- Wynad District - Block Wards:1.
- Kasargode District - Village Wards:1, Block Wards:1.