K Muraleedharan | Photo: Mathrubhumi
New Delhi: Amid the ongoing trouble wherein two senior Congress leaders were issued show cause notices for open criticism, K Muraleedharan MP said in a firm note here on Monday that he will not contest another election. Asserting that the notice was issued to insult him, the leader said, “Let the party decide whether they want my service or not.”
“Public issues were not discussed in the KPCC executive committee meetings. On February 12, there were talks about the ‘Hath Se Hath’ event alone. Later, on February 28, a meeting was convened to discuss the Vaikom Satyagraha alone,” said Muraleedharan.
The leader further added that neither he nor Ramesh Chennithala, who were former presidents, were invited for the reorganisation talks. “If there was anything wrong in my statement, then they could have invited me to the meeting. Then I would have given my response. However, the letter has been sent deliberately to insult me,” he said.
Asserting that he will not contest another election, Muraleedharan said, “The party leadership should decide whether it is good or bad for the party to issue show cause notice to two MPs while polls are nearing. If AICC seeks an explanation from me, then I will meet the AICC president in person and give my explanation.”
The current response comes in the backdrop of KPCC president K Sudhakaran issuing letters to Muraleedharan and MK Raghavan MP the other day, warning them against raising criticisms publicly.