Thiruvananthapuram: Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy responded strongly to Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan's statement that Ramesh Chennithala was playing behind the scenes under the guise of Oommen Chandy. Oommen Chandy said that Ramesh Chennithala does not need to stand in his shadow to carry out his political work.
'Ramesh Chennithala has worked for the party at the national level and in the state. I don't believe he needed the support of anyone to do his political work. I know very well that he does not need to be under my veil ', said Oommen Chandy while speaking to the media in Kottayam on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Oommen Chandy didn’t oppose the public statements made by many leaders on the controversy over the selection of DCC presidents. Oommen Chandy clarified that these are the opinions of individuals and he is not saying anything about it. He also refrained from questions raised by the media about the rift in the party over his name.