CPM MLA PV Sreenijan, Twenty20 chief coordinator Sabu Jacob | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kochi: When Thrikkakara bypoll rounds the corner, it seems that there is no end in sight to the political quarrel between Twenty20 chief coordinator Sabu Jacob and CPM MLA PV Sreenijan.
Taking a dig at Sreenijan, Sabu has said that the latter must be locked up in a room until the election is over.
In an interaction with Mathrubhumi News Jacob has said that “it seems Sreenijan will only step back after witnessing the defeat of CPM in Ernakulam district”.
According to Jacob, CPM should control Sreenijan. “Sreenijan is acting against the party decorum. His problem is that there is nobody to control him,” he said.
He added that Sreenijan who was born in a Congress family was ousted from the party. If he was in Twenty20 he would have been removed within 24 hours, he noted.
The duo has been in a tussle since the by-election campaign started. Though the AAP-Twenty20 alliance dropped its plan to contest the elections, they announced the People's Welfare Alliance, a fourth political front in Kerala.
Sabu earlier had said that Sreenijan should first apologize to the Twenty20 voters before seeking their votes in the upcoming by-polls over the violence in Kunnathunad constituency.
Reacting to this Sreenijan mocked Sabu Jacob through social media. ‘If anyone has a map of Kunnumakulam? There is a person in need of it’, he wrote on his social media page. Sreenijan was subtly targeting Sabu who demanded an apology, as the word 'map' when pronounced in Malayalam means apology. Sabu gave a repartee on social media that he has the Thrikkakara map and will give it on May 31 i.e election verdict date. Sreenijan later deleted that social media post as it turned controversial.