Oommen Chandy meets Veerendrakumar to fix malabar ties

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Mar 5, 2016, 6:52 am IST
Updated Mar 5, 2016, 6:52 am IST
The party was not in favour of Nemom, Elathur, Mattannur and Nenmara.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, JD (U) leader M.P. Veerendrakumar, KPCC president V.M. Sudheeran and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala during the meeting held at the house of Veerendrakumar at Mooryad, Kozhikode on Friday. (Photo: DC)
 Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, JD (U) leader M.P. Veerendrakumar, KPCC president V.M. Sudheeran and Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala during the meeting held at the house of Veerendrakumar at Mooryad, Kozhikode on Friday. (Photo: DC)

KOZHIKODE: In a bid to strengthen the  UDF in Malabar, KPCC president V.M. Sudheeran and Chief Minister Oommen Chandy met Janata Dal (U) leader M.P. Veerendrakumar and Thamarassery bishop Remegios Inchananiyil on Friday.

Mr  Veerendrakumar had  been raising a hue and cry over the UDF neglect and  demanding more winnable seats. On the other hand,  bishop Remegiose Inchananiyil  has been protesting  against the IUML move to field  the sitting MLA in the  constituency and  calling for defeating the  UDF candidates who had failed to support the anti-Gadgil agitation of the Church. 

 

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala, Mr M.V. Shreyamskumar MLA and Mr Shake V. Haris of the  JD(U) also participated in the meeting with Mr  Veerendrakumar who reportedly demanded more winnable seats.

“This time we will not entertain the trend of dumping seats on JD(U) as it happened last time,” say JD(U) leaders.

The party was not in favour of  Nemom, Elathur, Mattannur and Nenmara. Sitting MLAs of the  party  Shreyamskumar and K.P. Mohanan would contest from  Kalpetta and Koothuparambu  respectively, the party said. Mr  Veerendrakumar will not be in the fray as  he will go to the Rajya Sabha on the Congress seat which will be vacant soon.

When queried about the decision of the  meeting, Mr Veerendrakumar said that he hoped the UDF leadership would take the  right decision after considering the demands raised by the party.

The Congress leaders also met the office-bearers of the Malayora Vikasana Samithy patronized by the Catholic Church who had already protested against the neglect  of their earlier demand on a candidate for Thiruvambadi seat.

The IUML had recently announced  sitting MLA at Koduvalli V.M. Ummer Master  for Thiruvambadi seat. The leaders of the samithi met the Congress leaders who were also accompanied by IUML leaders P.K. Kunhalikkutty and K.P.A. Majeed at Government Guest House here.  Thamarassery diocese chancellor Fr Abraham Kavilpurayidathil told DC that the UDF leaders promised them to give a positive answer before March 7.

Location: India, Kerala




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