PT Thomas was right; couldn’t support him due to external pressure, says Oommen Chandy


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Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said that the stands of late Congress leader PT Thomas were right and that he could not support him due to external pressure.

‘PT Thomas did only what he said. I couldn’t stand by him in Gadgil issue due to external pressure,’ Oommen Chandy said while speaking at the PT Thomas commemorative event organized by KSU.

“PT Thomas’ thoughts and actions were never contradictory. PT stood firm on his stand on matters including the Gadgil Committee report. His stands were correct. I wanted to support him then, but could not,” Oommen Chandy opened up.

Despite being the leader of A group, the leaders did not stand by PT Thomas. This led him to distance himself from the factional politics. PT was even denied Idukki seat in the election for supporting the Gadgil report.

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