VD Satheesan / Photo: Screengrab of Mathrubhumi News
Thiruvananthapuram: Leader of Opposition and Congress veteran VD Satheesan refuted media reports that KPCC Chief K Sudhakaran had hinted on his willingness to resign. He made it clear that reports of Sudhakaran writing to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on his willingness to resign are totally baseless.
This comes at a time when Sudhakaran has been receiving flak for his remarks deemed as pro-RSS.
According to Satheesan, there is a trend that some forces are giving fake news from Delhi. To corroborate the same he cited reports of Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge expressing dissatisfaction with Congress leaders of Kerala, in an interaction with CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury. “Now, there is nothing about it,” he pinpointed.
Satheesan said that such reports are intended to put Congress in a fix and is a distraction tactic to divert attention when the state government is in trouble. He elaborated on the measures taken by the Congress over Sudhakaran’s remarks.
A few days back, Sudhakaran had said that India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader who had shown his "magnanimity" to include RSS leader Shyama Prasad Mukherjee in his Cabinet. He also recently courted controversy by saying that when he was part of the Congress (Organisation) decades ago, he had sent his men to "give protection" to some RSS shakhas in the state.
Amid mounting criticism from the IUML and the Marxist party, the Congress was forced to announce that it would never dilute or compromise on its secular position and the party would go ahead only upholding Nehruvian ideologies in the southern state.