CPM slams K Sudhakaran, says Nehru was a fervent secularist

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Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan took to Facebook to slam the latest comment of his bête noire KPCC president K Sudhakaran that landed the latter in fresh controversy.

Sudhakaran had said that Jawaharlal Nehru even compromised with “communal fascists” because the Congress leader held “enormous democratic values.” He was referring to the ministerialship of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in the first union cabinet. Mukherjee later left the post in protest of the policies of Nehru and formed Jan Sangh, the early form of BJP.

Pinarayi said the statement of Sudhakaran was evidence for collapse of the values of Congress party. He added that Nehru was a fervent secularist.

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Meanwhile, CPM Kerala state secretary MV Govindan sought the response of Congress national leadership towards the comment of Sudhakaran.

Govindan said people must understand where Sudhakaran is heading the Congress party. He is trying to align the Congress with RSS by leaning on Nehru. Muslim League must also respond to this comment. It is strange that Sudhakaran is justifying his comment despite criticism, he said.

Two days ago, Sudhakaran had courted another controversy by stating that he arranged protection for RSS sakhas in Kannur from “CPM attack.”

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