THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran has found more support in his stand against the Youth Congress decision to gift a car to Alathur MP Ramya Haridas. KPCC treasurer Johnson Abraham and KPCC secretary Manacaud Suresh defended Mullappally who was attacked by Wadakkanchery MLA Anil Akkara on Tuesday saying that Mullapally's remarks were akin to supporting 'cyber comrades.'
Mullappally had stated that the move to collect money was unfair as MPs would get loans for buying vehicles and that he would not accept the money if he were in her place.
The Youth Congress later decided to return about Rs 6.13 lakh collected till now after Ramya refused to accept the car.
In a Facebook post, Johnson Abraham said the latest controversy was unwarranted as there was a bid to weaken Mullappally after Keralites had united against Narendra Modi and Pinarayi governments' anti -people policies. Johnson Abraham and Anil Akkara are loyalists of former KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran.
Manacaud Suresh, in his Facebook post, said that Mullapally was being targeted unnecessarily and that Anil Akkara's outburst was unfortunate.
"Mullappally is the last word in the Congress party. It is unfortunate that Anil has forgotten how the party structure works. He should withdraw his controversial comments which is like giving a weapon to the party's foes to attack Mullappally," he said.
Meanwhile, top leaders, including Mullappally, Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy discussed the issue. Chennithala told reporters that he had spoken to Anil Akkara and expressed the party's displeasure on defaming the party president in public....