Rajagopal ticks off Murali for unilateral decisions

DC CORRESPONDENT
Published Oct 19, 2014, 10:51 am IST
Updated Mar 30, 2019, 8:22 pm IST
Majority of the BJP leaders spoke against Muraleedharan at the office-bearers’ meeting
BJP senior leader O. Rajagopal(left) has lashed out at party state president V. Muraleedharan(right) for  taking  a unilateral stand in running the party
 BJP senior leader O. Rajagopal(left) has lashed out at party state president V. Muraleedharan(right) for taking a unilateral stand in running the party
Thiruvananthapuram: BJP senior leader O. Rajagopal has lashed out at party state president V. Muraleedharan for  taking  a unilateral stand in running the party. The majority of the BJP leaders spoke against Mr Muraleedharan at the office-bearers’ meeting held at Kottayam on Saturday.Mr Rajagopal said  that Mr  Muraleedharan’s  authoritarian stand could not be tolerated and that he alone would be responsible if there was setback in the next Assembly elections. 
 
It has been alleged that Mr Muraleedharan was playing spoilsport in making  Mr Rajagopal a  governor. Mr Rajagopal also demanded that the membership campaign starting from November 1 for the next five months should not be a farce.“Muraleedharan was put in the dock as the general sentiment was that he was not  able to take all the leaders into confidence. Though he has been going to New Delhi frequently, he could never garner enough support from within the party when all of us should have stood united and met the central BJP leaders to get various development schemes for the state,”  a top BJP leader told DC.
 
The meeting decided to boycott a leading television channel which they claimed was giving false information on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent US trip. It also decided to take  back BJP’s cultural cell leader Ashwini Kumar, who was suspended from the party for leaking news to the media when the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi had addressed the state-level leaders at Hotel Mascot in Thiruvananthapuram in September 2013. 
 
However, sources said that Mr Ashwini Kumar was innocent and that he acted as per the advice of BJP state spokesperson V. V. Rajesh and general secretary K. Surendran.
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