Chennithala can express opinion, but KPCC president and I decide party's stance: VD Satheesan

VD Satheesan| Photo: Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Opposition leader VD Satheesan disregarded the statement of Ramesh Chennithala in the D.Litt controversy. Chennithala can express his opinion, but the final decision of the party is taken by the opposition leader and KPCC president, said VD Satheesan. There are no issues in the party regarding the D.Litt controversy, he added.

VD Satheesan asserted that his statement regarding the issue was made after consulting the leaders in Congress. He would not say that Ramesh Chennithala cannot express his views, but the party’s stance is jointly decided by the KPCC president and opposition leader, he said.

KPCC president K Sudhakaran and the opposition leader had not made contradictory statements in any matter. Usually they express single opinion after discussing issues, Satheesan explained.

Ramesh Chennithala had raised allegations that the LDF government had rejected the recommendation from the Governor to confer Kerala University's honorary D.Litt on President Ram Nath Kovind.

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