MC Josephine’s mortal remains to be donated to Govt. Medical College

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Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CPM general secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, minister MV Govindan and former minister KK Shailaja pay homage to MC Josephine in Kannur. Photo: Latheesh Poovathur/Mathrubhumi

Kochi: Mortal remains of senior CPM leader and former Kerala State Women’s Commission chairperson MC Josephine will be donated to Kalamassery Govt. Medical College for research purposes. According to reports, the family has already decided this.

The body will be handed over to the medical college around 2 pm on Monday following the public homage.

Josephine, who was participating in the 23rd party Congress of the party at Kannur, fainted during the party programme on Saturday and was rushed to the AKG Cooperative hospital in Kannur where she was placed on ventilator.

She breathed her last around 1 pm on Sunday.

The ambulance carrying the CPM leader’s body will set off to Ernakulam around 5 pm on Sunday after the volunteer parade in connection with the party congress. The body is expected to reach her residence at Vypin around 11 pm. A group of CPM leaders led by M Swaraj will accompany the mortal remains of Josephine.

Josephine was the Kerala State Women's Commission Chairperson for a period of four and half years during the period of the first Pinarayi Vijayan government. Her period was mired with controversies and she had to resign following the party directive. She was also the former Chairman of the Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA).

The senior woman leader, hailing from Ernakulam district, was one of the few Christian women faces of the CPI-M.

She was one of the three central committee members from Kerala who was removed from the party central committee on Sunday along with P. Karunakaran and Vaikom Viswan.

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