Begin typing your search above and press return to search.
proflie-avatar
Login
exit_to_app
When toxins flow through Periyar once again
access_time 23 May 2024 5:34 AM GMT
Eight years balance sheet of LDF government
access_time 22 May 2024 4:58 AM GMT
Ebrahim Raisi
access_time 21 May 2024 5:20 AM GMT
Chabahar Port
access_time 20 May 2024 4:00 AM GMT
What is the remedy for this negligence?
access_time 18 May 2024 12:07 PM GMT
Fake encounters should stop
access_time 17 May 2024 8:41 AM GMT
DEEP READ
Schools breeding hatred
access_time 14 Sep 2023 10:37 AM GMT
Ukraine
access_time 16 Aug 2023 5:46 AM GMT
Ramadan: Its essence and lessons
access_time 13 March 2024 9:24 AM GMT
exit_to_app
Homechevron_rightKeralachevron_rightChennithala hatched...

Chennithala hatched conspiracy to discredit former FM Mani: KC-M youth wing

text_fields
bookmark_border
Chennithala hatched conspiracy to discredit former FM Mani: KC-M youth wing
cancel

Kochi: The rift in Congress-led UDF in Kerala over the bar bribery scandal Saturday came out in the open today with youth wing of Kerala Congress(M) directly accusing senior Congress leader Ramesh Chennithala of hatching a conspiracy to bring discredit to its leader K M Mani during UDF rule.

Kerala Youth Front, the frontal organisation of Kerala Congress (M), today wrote to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, seeking an impartial and honest enquiry into the factors that led to UDF's electoral debacle in the May 16 Assembly polls.

The outfit alleged that Congress leaders, including then Home Minister Chennithala and his colleague Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash had played a role in targeting Mani, who was Finance Minister in the Oommen Chandy-led Cabinet, in the bar bribery scandal that led to the downfall of the UDF regime.

Chennithala, leader of the opposition in Kerala Assembly, was recently appointed as chairman of UDF, in which Kerala Congress (M) is a key partner.

The letter claimed that in the election debacle scenario, the conspiracy theory is slowly unravelling with fingers pointing to many leaders and various factions of the Congress party having been involved in the conspiracy.

"Many senior Congress leaders,including the then Cabinet ministers/Central leaders were actively engaged directly or through their proxies and political minions to bring discredit to our leader K M Mani," the letter alleged.

"They include Congress bigwigs like Adoor Prakash, Ramesh Chennithala, the then state Home Minister," it said.

"Even the role of then Chief Minister Oommen Chandy is now in doubt," said the letter, signed by Saji Manjakkadambil, president of the Kerala Youth Front.

Describing Mani as the most seasoned and experienced administrator, it claimed there was a demand among public at large that he be made Chief Minister.

"The media too reverberated with the demand. CPI(M) had invited Mani to its Palakkad plenary session to inaugurate the seminar on Kerala Economy. There was a murmur among Congress leaders that Mani was a political threat to their game plan."

"In this backdrop was hatched the bar bribery scandal with the help of some bar owners and Congress leaders which they dropped on October 30 last year."

Show Full Article
Next Story