Comrade K.N.M. Pillai is the leader of the Communist Party in Ayemenem. He runs the local printing press, and one of his big responsibilities is to print the labels for Paradise Pickles and Preserves. He has big political ambitions, so even though he gets a lot of business from Chacko for printing his labels, he tries to make Chacko look like a villain to the factory workers. He figures that this way, he can rustle up their political support.