PJ Joseph tried to hijack KM Mani's house after his demise, alleges Jose K Mani


"When I did not let P J Joseph hijack the Lok Sabha, assembly, district panchayat, party office and the house, I was labelled as arrogant and egoistic," Jose K Mani said.

Jose K Mani addressing media after steering committee meeting at Kottayam. (Photo: G Sivaprasad)

Kottayam: Kerala Congress (M) leader Jose K Mani alleged that P J Joseph, who was given political asylum by K M Mani, tried to hijack his house and party following the latter's demise.

Jose K Mani was addressing the media after the Kerala Congress steering committee meeting at Kottayam to discuss the ouster from UDF.

UDF simply cut the relation with K M Mani for a local body post. They ousted the people who took the initiative to form a political front and gave it an image. We did not expect such a move from the UDF, the supporters of Jose K Mani faction said.

"K M Mani provided political asylum to P J Joseph. But he tried to hijack the party many times after his death. P J Joseph demanded to give K M Mani's house for making a museum. When I did not let him hijack the Lok Sabha, assembly, district panchayat, party office and the house, I was labelled as arrogant and egoistic," Jose K Mani said.

UDF took the decision to oust the party forgetting K M Mani who was the source of power to build up UDF for 38 years. They forgot the responsibility to reach a consensus. Many have tried to destroy Kerala Congress ever since it was formed. But the party has a history of overcoming all of this, Jose K Mani clarified.

The party has entrusted leaders including myself. Future decisions will be taken after further discussions and there are no plans to join any political front soon, Jose K Mani said.

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