No action against Sobha Surendran; Central leadership may intervene to bring her back


Kochi: No action will be taken against BJP state vice-president Sobha Surendran for the time being. The BJP hopes to resolve the issue amicably in the wake of the upcoming Assembly polls that is due next year. BJP leader C P Radhakrishnan had requested no action should be taken against Sobha at the BJP core committee meeting. He himself will try to bring Sobha Surendran back to the party fold well before the upcoming Assembly polls.

The Muraleedharan faction felt that it would not be able to move ahead without acting against Sobha. The Muraleedharan faction reached the meeting with an aim to lead the discussions for strict action against Sobha Surendran. BJP state president K Surendran also flayed Sobha.

Though a few BJP leaders had requested Sobha to actively engage in party campaigning activities, she did not budge. She had cast allegations against the party leadership and put the party in a tight spot in the midst of campaigning. Muraleedharan said that this fact cannot be overlooked and they strongly supported Surendran.

Krishnadas faction and other senior leaders strongly opposed this and they vouched that the party did not make any attempts to bring Sobha back to the party fold or take any measures to appease her. They also asked what responsibility was Sobha given during the election campaign.

Even during the core committee meeting the leaders were divided. Surendran attempted to affirm that the party had gained but there were accusations that the party failed miserably in district and block panchayats. Some even blamed the leadership saying the party had not entrusted anyone even election duties.

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