'Really sad about current state of Congress', T Padmanabhan opens up to K Sudhakaran
Kannur: During the new KPCC president K Sudhakaran's visit at veteran author T Padmanabhan's residence in Pallikkunnu, the writer opened up about his opinions on politics and shared some insightful thoughts.
"I am one of the oldest living Congress supporters here. But I don't have membership in the party. So was the case with Mahatma Gandhi, right? So, I have the right to advise and criticise you," Padmanabhan told K Sudhakaran.
"I'm the only writer whom Congress leader Tariq Anwar visited in Kerala. He told me that the Congress in Kerala is in a pathetic state. Those within the party are the cause of the current situation," the author said.
Along with the criticism, Padmanabhan also put forward some advices to the new KPCC president. While raising allegations, it should be genuine and factual. We should be able to prove the allegations we raise. Also, never consider people's religion or party while providing help during disasters, he added.
Congress should function in the grassroot level. We have to consider the local level workers who help us win. In Kerala, we have to see both Marxists and BJP as our main enemy. Currently, BJP is ruling the country and they may come to power in Kerala in future, the author reminded.
Reacting to his comments and suggestions, K Sudhakaran said that he accepted all his advices and also sought his blessings. DCC president Satheeshan Pacheni and KPCC general secretary Martin George also accompanied him.