What the author has put forth is the argument that the CPM has said about Rahul's decision to contest from Wayanad.
I do not see anything wrong in Rahul's decision to contest from a second constituency and selecting Wayanad for that. He is not the first person to do that.(However personally I am not in favour of that or even a sitting MLA contesting for an MP seat, because they create avoidable additional expenditure and pressure on the system)
By contesting from Kerala where the CPM and Congress are face-to-face rivals , Rahul has ruffled some feathers. This could have been avoided had there been some discreet communication with the Communists before deciding or announcing.
In fact I feel the LDF right in their thinking that Rahul has committed areal folly by contesting in Kerala against an LDF candidate, because a win by congress or CPM has the same effect as they are a part of the bigger alliance in national level. However if he had contested against a BJP candidate and won,then that would have added one sat to them robbing BJP of a seat.That would have been more meaningful for the combined strategy of CPM and Congress to defeat BJP.
Now, what I feel is that there can be two alternatives.
1. There will be a behind the scene rapprochement between CPM and Congress and CPM gets a lot of offer and concession from Congress . Then they secretly tell their cadres to vote for Rahul, and Rahul wins with a historic margin.
2. CPM takes the snub very seriously and works all out (it is possible for them being a cadre party to do best field work) to defeat Rahul. In that case Rahul gets defeated or wins by a wafer thin margin.
My logic says that the first will happen. The CPM will be the real gainer then.
If Smriti and BJP can impress Amethi voters that Rahul cannot be depended upon, as he has no faith in them citing his contest in Wayand, then I feel, Rahul will be defeated in Amethi.
In anyway, Congress and Rahul have made very simple situation into unnecessary and avoidable complications.