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Mullappally upset at OC, Ramesh silence on Binoy

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | CYNTHIA CHANDRAN
Published Jun 24, 2019, 1:56 am IST
Updated Jun 24, 2019, 1:56 am IST
They want the UDF to hold protest meetings demanding Kodiyeri’s removal as CPM state chief.
Mullapally Ramachandran
 Mullapally Ramachandran

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: KPCC president Mullapally R-amachandran is upset with Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala and AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy not taking up Binoy Kodiyeri's issue.

The two Congress leaders had allegedly been approached by CPM secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan's camp to ensure the Opposition goes slow on the issue.

 

Chennithala had raised the issue last week at a press conference during the Assembly proceedings, quoting Shakespeare: Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

But a section of Congress leaders felt that was not enough. They want the UDF to hold protest meetings demanding Mr Balakrishnan's removal as the CPM chief in the state.

"The Congress leadership should recall how the CPM insulted Mr Chandy in Saritha case. But he refused to react on Binoy Kodiyeri issue which shows his political decency. But the ordinary Congress workers don't agree to adjustment politics," said a senior leader.

Mullapally, who has been in Malabar on the weekend, had attacked the CPM leadership.

He told DC that Kodiyeri issue shows "degeneration at its peak".

"I do not know about the position of others, but I have taken a strong stand. CPM is known to take action against leaders committing wrong. But Binoy Kodiyeri is an exception. Look at what happened in West Bengal and Tripura. The same is being replicated in Kerala too. What is morally incorrect will not be politically correct," he said.

The silence of Youth Congress leadership is also deafening.

YC state president Dean Kuriakose MP is busy with the ongoing budget session. Majority of the 19 UDF MPs are also in New Delhi. The senior leaders are expected to face the wrath in the next party meeting on the stoic silence on rape charges against the CPM chef's elder son.

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