I am a Marxist-Leninist and a supporter of the Communist Party of India (Marxist), although not its member. I live in the Vadakara region and both my family and village are strongly inclined to the left, especially the CPI(M). I have memberships in both the SFI and the DYFI but that is not necessarily the hallmark of an active political persona, which is my case. I strongly condemn the assassination of T.P. Chandrashekharan and was also part of the crowd (later portrayed to be composed solely of Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) supporters) that received his body.