K. R. Gowri Amma is one of the strongest political leaders in Kerala. The veteran lady politician is remembering her a century-long political life. She opened up about her transition from a communist to a commonly accepted politician in an interview with ‘Mathrubhumi Weekly Onam Special Issue’.
Here is an excerpt from the interview….
How did you fall in love with T. V. Thomas?
How did you fall in love with your wife? (Question accompanied with sharp stare)
TV (T. V. Thomas) followed me to make me fall for him. The love was at its peak when we were imprisoned in Poojappura central jail. We used to exchange love letters by crumpling them with stones and throwing over the compound wall of the prison.
At last I had decided to call off the wedding when I came to know about something. But the party compelled me to marry him. It was a relation that gave me a lot of pain and little happiness.
How did that relationship end?
TV’s friends have a role in it. TV and I boarded the same train from Alappuzha to Thiruvananthapuram to join as CPM ministers. When we reached there, MN (M. N. Govindan Nair) took TV with him to somewhere. When they returned, TV went with the other group. Once TV came to the MLA quarters with a woman from Alappuzha. A fight over this incident was the beginning of our separation.
Have you ever thought that you should not have been separated?
Now I think so. I feel I should have been a little submissive.