Eldhose Kunnappillil | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) is yet to publicly demand the resignation of Perumbavoor MLA Eldhose Kunnapillil in the wake of a sexual assault case lodged against him. Many view this as a political move from CPM to pressurise United Democratic Front(UDF) and Congress to make a drastic decision.
Earlier, KK Rema MLA, leader of the Revolutionary Marxist Party (RMP) and part of the UDF-led alliance in the state, demanded the resignation of Perumbavoor MLA after the Crime Branch slapped rape charges against him.
A private school teacher came forward with a complaint against Eldhose alleging that he had sexually assaulted her multiple times.
Despite displeasure among allies in UDF, Congress in the state is yet to take action against Eldhose. It is learnt that CPM views this as an ample opportunity to cause disarray in UDF. CPM has earlier stated that it was up to the conscience of Congress to decide whether Eldhose needed to resign or not. CPM is of the view that the issue could favour them if it continues to place Congress in a tough spot.
Meanwhile, Opposition leader VD Satheesan said that there was no need for Kunnapillil to go under hiding when the anticipatory bail plea is before the court. He pointed out that KPCC will seek an explanation from him. Meanwhile, KPCC chief K Sudhakaran said that KPCC has no obligation to protect a person facing allegations.