Thiruvananthapuram: KPCC state president K Sudhakaran on Wednesday dismissed reports that he sent a letter to Rahul Gandhi expressing his willingness to resign from his party office.
“I am not stupid enough to write a letter to Rahul Gandhi. I am writing, it would be addressed to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge,” said Sudhakaran.
Earlier, media reported that K Sudhakaran has written a letter to Rahul Gandhi expressing his willingness to resign from his post, owing to his difference with opposition leader VD Satheesan and failing health. However, Congress leaders, including Satheesan, called these reports baseless.
"We will examine from where the media report originated. For the last few days, several fake media reports about me have come out. I believe that media is conspiring against me by disseminating these news reports without even checking their authenticity," he said.
A couple of days ago, Sudhakaran had said that India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader who had shown his "magnanimity" to include RSS leader Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in his Cabinet. He also courted controversy by saying that when he was part of the Congress (Organisation) decades ago, he had sent his men to "give protection" to some RSS shakhas in the state from alleged CPM attacks.
Amid mounting criticism from the IUML and the ruling LDF, the Congress was forced to announce that it would never dilute or compromise on its secular position and the party would go ahead only upholding Nehruvian ideologies in the southern state.
However, Sudhakaran is likely to give an explanation to the high command.