Thrissur, Jan 06 (Agencies): CPM on Thursday rejected as "baseless" the charge by the opposition that it was deliberately keeping silent over allegations against family members of former CJI Justice K G Balakrishnan, as the party had a nexus with them.

"The party has not discussed the issue. After the discussions we will spell out our stand," Kerala Home Minister and senior CPI-M leader Kodiyeri Balakrishnan told reporters here, describing the allegations as "false propaganda" by adversaries against the party.

The "silence" of CPI-M over the allegations of amassing disproportionate wealth by Balakrishnan's son-in-law P V Sreenijan and brother K G Bhaskaran was sharply criticised by jurist Justice V R Krishna Iyer.

Sections in the Congress also accused the CPI-M of having an "unholy nexus" with Sreenijan and that the party restrained its youth leaders from speaking on the issue.

Rejecting these charges the CPI-M leader said, "Our party has nothing to do with Balakrishnan's family members.

"Is it the CPI-M that made Balakrishnan NHRC Chairman? He was appointed by the Central Government and it is for them to take a decision on his continuance," he said.

He also said critics of CPI-M should not forget the fact that Sreenijan was a Congressman. Sreenijan had unsuccessfully contested the last elections on a Congress ticket.