BJP leaders allege Kummanam got a 'punishment transfer'
Thiruvananthapuram: The BJP leadership meet held at Thrissur to select the new state president concluded with the supporters of Kummanam maintaining a dominance. They alleged that Kummanam was deported by giving the post of governor and some leaders are trying for make a backdoor appointment.
A senior leader alleged in the core committee meeting that Kummanam was handed over a ‘punishment transfer’ during the end of his term. He stated that attempts to grab power with money and influence won’t be allowed in BJP.
A group condemned the reduction of BJP votes in the Chengannur election. The national joint secretary in-charge of Kerala, BL Santhosh, was criticized at the meet. The opposing group was against the appointment of K Surendran as the state general secretary. The meeting didn’t discuss about the selection of the new president.
The supporters of former state president P K Krishnadas came out in support of Kummanam. They demanded that Kummanm must be re-elected as the party president and the Lok Sabha election must be overseen in the state under his leadership.
The supporters of V Muraleedharan remained silent. The core committee meeting was held in the morning and the state executive members met in the afternoon. The leaders, including O Rajagopal, criticized the unnecessary removal of Kummanam.
National Secretary H Raja replied to the allegations and said they will look into the issues raised by the members and the new state president will be announced soon. Party state spokesperson MS Kumar began the discussion. State Secretary VK Sajeevan, State Vice President KP Sreeshan and secretary AK Naseer spoke at the meeting.