Communist Marxist Party

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Communist Marxist Party
General SecretaryC. P. John
FounderM. V. Raghavan
Founded1986 (38 years ago) (1986)
Split fromCommunist Party of India (Marxist)
HeadquartersMVR Bhavan, Kunnukuzhy, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India-695037
Luxemburgism (from 2019)
ECI StatusRegistered - Unrecognised
AllianceUnited Democratic Front (Kerala)
Seats in Kerala Legislative Assembly
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CMP posters in Nedumangad

Communist Marxist Party (CMP) was 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.[1][2]

In 2011 assembly election of Kerala, CMP fielded three candidates but could not win any seat. CMP had links with the Party of Democratic Socialism of Saifuddin Chaudhury in West Bengal. M.V. Raghavan attended the PDS state conference in December 2003. CMP participated in the Confederation of Indian Communists and Democratic Socialists.[3][4]

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).


In March 2014, the party split into two factions:[5][6][7]

In 2019, some CMP(A) members joined CPI and some joined CPI(M).[8][9] Now a fraction of CMP(A) is led by M. V. Rajesh and continue supporting the Left Democratic Front.[10] CMP(J) support the United Democratic Front.[11][12]

Mass organizations

Election results

Local elections in Kerala, 2015

Total for Kerala: Village Wards:16, Block Wards:4, District Wards:1, Municipality Wards:7 & Corporation Wards:3.[13]


  1. "Marxist Communist Party founder MV Raghavan passes away-Politics News , Firstpost". 9 November 2014.
  2. "M V Raghavan, Communist leader who took on CPM in Kerala, passes away". 10 November 2014.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 March 2007. Retrieved 11 January 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. Mathrubhumi. സി.പി. ജോണ്‍ കമ്മ്യൂണിസ്റ്റ് കോണ്‍ഫെഡറേഷന്‍ ജനറല്‍ സെക്രട്ടറി
  5. Nazeer, Mohamed (11 November 2014). "CMP factions slug it out for supremacy". The Hindu.
  6. Madhaymam. CMP splits within hours of MV Raghavan's cremation
  7. Outlook. CMP General Secretary Aravindakshan passes away
  8. "CPI(M)-CMP merger meet on tomorrow". The Hindu. February 2019.
  10. "M V Raghavan's son to form new faction of CMP".
  11. "C.P. John CMP faction leader". The Hindu. Special Correspondent. 2 December 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 17 February 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  12. "CMP 10th party congress from Sunday". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  13. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 28 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)