K Surendran | Photo: Maneesh Chemancherry
Thrissur: BJP state president K Surendran has disowned Dharmarajan over the Kodakara black money case. According to Surendran, it was not the BJP's money that was stolen on the highway. Surendran said that after the incident, he had spoken to Dharmarajan via his son's phone and asked him to lodge a complaint. But according to Dharmarajan, when he spoke about the incident to Surendran, Surendran said that it is unbelievable for him.
Surendran asserted that he knows Dharmarajan for six years and admitted that he had come to his house after the robbery. The BJP chief claimed that he didn't tell Dharmarajan to wait until the election is over.
"Dharmarajan paid a visit to my house when he was on the way to see a lawyer who is my neighbour. I asked Dharmarajan if he had filed a case on the robbery," said Surendran.
To the question of whether Dharmarajan had come to Konni for his campaign, Surendran replied that he might have come. According to Surendran, Dharmarajan was responsible for the distribution of election materials, but he did not know anything about the places where Dharmarajan distributed the election materials.
After the robbery in Kodakara, the BJP Leaders Kasinathan and Sujay Senan reached the scene on the basis of Dharmarajan's call. Surendran admitted that he knew about it. But he said that BJP had nothing to do with Dharmarajan's money dealings. On July 14, police interrogated K Surendran over the Kodakara case.