Kodiyeri Balakrishnan meets Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II ahead of by-election
Konni: Communist Party of India state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan met Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II, head of Orthodox faction in India. The meeting took place near Kattoor church in Kozhanjeri. Kodiyeri was accompanied by CPM leaders Raju Abraham and KJ Thomas.
The Orthodox church expressed their dissatisfaction in public, alleging the state government was not helping them in connection with the Malankara church row. The BJP had claimed that the Orthodox church’s unhappiness with both the LDF and UDF would benefit the BJP in the bypolls.
The meeting went on for more than half an hour under closed doors. The meeting took place in the context of BJP leader’s claiming support of the Orthodox church for the upcoming by polls.