Karunakaran`s son to work for Cong in by-poll

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 00:24

Kannur: Former NCP state President K
Muraleedharan, whose bid to come back into Congress fold is
being resisted by a section in the party, today said he would
work for Congress candidates in three assembly byelections due
in Kerala, regardless of uncertainties over his re-admission.

"I have become a Congress man mentally. I will work for
the Congress in the by-polls, whether I am being re-admitted
to the parent party or not", Muraleedharan, son of veteran
Congress leader K Karunakaran, said at a gathering of his
supporters here.

Muraleedharan said some leaders in Kerala were out to
block his re-entry into the Congress by seeking to provoke him
using a section of the media. This strategy would not work as
he had decided to keep utmost restraint, he said.

Muraleedharan, who once headed the Kerala Pradesh Congress
Committee (KPCC), left the party five years ago and went on to
become the NCP state President.

Recently he resigned from NCP and expressed his wish to be
back in the Congress even as a strong section in the state
unit was opposed to taking him back.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 - 00:24
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