Congress MLA Eldhose Kunnapillil | Photo: PerumbavoorMLA/facebook
Kochi: Congress leaders in Perumbavoor invited Eldhose Kunnapillil MLA, who is an accused in a sexual assault case, to deliver the keynote address at an event organised by the party. His name has been included in the poster of a vehicle rally which will be led by Perumbavoor block president Shaji Salim.
Eldhose Kunnapillil’s picture has been spotted in another poster of a programme organised under Kuruppampady block Congress committee.
Eldhose has been suspended from Congress in the backdrop of a rape case lodged against him. Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Sudhakaran had informed that Kunnapillil’s positions in District Congress Committee and KPCC will remain suspended during this period. However, the local leadership has defended that the suspension will not hinder Eldhose from attending the events in the constituency. He faces restrictions in participating in programmes scheduled by DCC or state leadership, claimed local leaders.
Meanwhile, another section of the party is against including Eldhose in local events. Although, the party has resolved to invite him following the strong support extended by the A Group.