Cheriyan Philip I Screengrab|Mathrubhumi News
Thiruvananthapuram: Cherian Philip, who returned to the Congress party on Friday alleged that CPM treated him like a 'government clerk'. He also alleged that CPM allies with people who are financially sound. I was denied a Rajya Sabha seat since I was poor, he said in an interview given to Mathrubhumi News on Friday.
“I was humiliated by the party on several occasions. They denied a pass to attend the oath-taking ceremony of the second Pinarayi Vijayan ministry,” Philip said. He alleged that attendees of the ceremony were big hotel owners, instead of party leaders like himself.
He also claimed that CPM is "siding with the communal forces" to strengthen their hold in the state. “There is no strong relationship between the leaders inside the party. Without power, CM Pinarayi Vijayan will be sidelined,” he added.