Participation in CPM event: Congress disciplinary committee recommends action against KV Thomas

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New Delhi/Kochi: Congress disciplinary committee has recommended taking action against KV Thomas over his participation in a CPM event. The committee has recommended admonishment and removal of the Congress veteran from all posts he serves. The committee is headed by senior Congress AK Antony. However, the final call on the matter will be taken by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The decision was taken in the committee meeting held on Tuesday. The committee dismissed Thomas’ request for a personal hearing. Tariq Anwar, General Secretary of AICC for Kerala & Lakshadweep, has informed that the recommendations have been handed to Sonia Gandhi.

Meanwhile, reacting to the development, Thomas said that he will always adhere to Congress. “I Have been waiting for it for a long time. Let the action come. Will decide then,” he said.

Thomas said that he has written to both the disciplinary committee and Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “Will give my explanation to Congress President if there is an opportunity for a visit, he added.

On April 11, Congress leader KV Thomas was issued with a show-cause notice for breaking party discipline as he attended a seminar organised by the CPM in Kannur, where he reportedly praised Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. He was earlier denied permission to attend the meeting. In his reply to the panel, the former Union Minister claimed that he has been the victim of 'groupism' of the Kerala unit, and he has been "discriminated" by the party leaders.

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