CPM cooperated with Cherian Philip; no idea about his current stance: Pinarayi
Thiruvananthapuram: Responding to media persons on the recent remarks of CPM sympathiser Cherian Philip, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that the government has been taking necessary measures to prevent disasters.
Philip had said that no concrete steps have been taken in Kerala to prevent disasters despite the visit of CM to The Netherlands to study the flood preventive measures.
Actions like ‘room for river’ are in progress, CM said in his reply. When asked if Philip is not on good terms with the party, Pinarayi said, “I don’t know Philip’s current position. We have cooperated with him when he decided to leave Congress and support us. It was a healthy relationship,” Pinarayi said.
Cherian Philip had earlier refused to take charge as the vice-chairman of the Khadi board. In a Facebook post, Cherian said he is busy writing a book titled 'Adiyozhukkukal' (Undercurrents). The open criticism against the chief minister, who was once close to him following the rejection of the appointment, denotes his dissatisfaction with the party leadership, it is learnt.