PC George vows to contest against Jose K Mani in Pala; declares UDF will win 76 seats
Thiruvananthapuram: MLA PC George, Kerala Janapaksham (secular) leader, has declared his party’s plans to cooperate with UDF and revealed the matter to UDF leadership. He noted that he put forward some conditions with UDF for cooperating in the assembly polls.
“I cannot reveal the conditions right now. If Congress takes a favourable decision after the UDF meet, I will make a decision after discussing with my party committee,” PC George told Mathrubhumi News.
“I’m not interested to make an unnecessary claim with UDF. I only want respect as a political party. Let UDF decide on the number seats for Kerala Janapaksham (secular). At the present circumstances, Kerala Janapaksham (secular) is the only political party which can strengthen UDF,” he added.
At the same time, he declared that his party will not surrender Poonjar seat to any party.
“We won Poonjar seat without seeking the favour of anyone. LDF, UDF, NDA and all political organisations opposed us in Poonjar. But the voters elected me with a majority vote of 28,000. So, we will not hold any talks on the seat. Discussions will be held only to determine other seats for our party,” asserted PC George.
Meanwhile, he criticised Mani C Kappan for not taking a proper stand.
“I also supported Mani C Kappan to win Pala seat. He is confused about choosing LDF and UDF. I think he had destroyed his personality now. I warned him to be careful. He is facing such a crisis due to his immature behaviour,” said George.
He added that Pala is an important seat for his party as six panchayats of old Poonjar constituency were added to Pala constituency.
“I am sure I will win the election from Pala seat like Poonjar. So we are giving priority to Pala seat. If Mani C Kappan joins UDF, we will not demand Pala seat. In such a situation, we will claim Kanjirappally instead of Pala,” he added.
“UDF will retain power in Kerala by winning a minimum of 76 seats. If Jose faction contests in Pala, I will contest as his opponent. I will show how to handle Jose faction,” said PC George challenging Jose K Mani.
He asserted that he will definitely contest from Pala as UDF candidate if LDF fields Jose K Mani there.