Mani’s soul will not forgive Jose K Mani, says Oommen Chandy
Thiruvananthapuram: Congress leader and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has condemned Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani’s decision to join LDF.
“KM Mani, who was a part of UDF for over four decades, supported the front during its progress and fall. He stood shoulder to shoulder with UDF in the political battle against LDF. If Mani was alive, Jose K Mani will not take such a decision. The UDF allies who believe in democratic and secular values will not accept this decision," said Oommen Chandy.
“In Kerala politics, KM Mani was the only leader who was continuously haunted by CPM. They even blocked him at the assembly and spread rumours against him. UDF stood by KM Mani when he faced allegations. Jose K Mani’s decision to join LDF by ignoring all these facts is regarded as the biggest political treachery in Kerala. Mani’s soul will not forgive him,” pointed out Oommen Chandy.
“Those who had sought shelter in CPM have always regretted it later,” Oommen Chandy alerted Jose K Mani.
“Development and caring were the virtues of the UDF government. KM Mani had played a major role in establishing a government which cares for the public with the programmes like ‘Karunya’ project and ‘rubber price stabilization fund’. Now, Jose K Mani faction has joined LDF when they have already destroyed all these projects,” added Oommen Chandy.
He also criticized CPM for not taking any action to protect the interest of the farmers.