Is there special clothing for taking oath as CM? Muraleedharan mocks Chennithala

Kannur: Vadakara MP K Muraleedharan rebuffed the criticism of senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala on Shashi Tharoor. Muraleedharan said there is no special dress for the chief minister. "Normally, the CM-designate wears washed clothes from the previous day for the oath taking ceremony," he said.

Muraleedharan was responding to the Harippad MLA's comment. Chennithala had said it was better to take off the coat some leaders have bought to wear when they become chief minister. The comments were made in the backdrop of Tharoor expressing his interest in contesting for the Kerala Assembly and speculation about him becoming UDF's chief ministerial candidate.

Chennithala was joined by AICC general secretary KC Venugopal and UDF convenor MM Hassan in criticising Tharoor.

Additionally, Muraledharan said that no leader from the state was prohibited from working freely.

Reacting to the controversy, Tharoor had said, "Chief ministers in Kerala usually don't wear coats. Hence, I have no idea which coat they were commenting on. It should be asked of those who made such remarks."

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