Chandy downplays bickering in Congress Kerala unit
Kerala CM Oommen Chandy dismissed reports of faction-feud within Congress state unit and said there was "no problem" in the party as reported by the media.
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister
Oommen Chandy on Wednesday dismissed reports of faction-feud within
Congress state unit and said there was "no problem" in the
party as reported by the media.
"There is no problem in the party as reported by media,"
Chandy told reporters when asked about criticism by a section
of congress leaders including K Sudhakaran,MP, that party
workers were not getting justice and respect from police in
Sudhakaran had hit out at Chandy for supporting the action
of Kannur DSP who had removed a flex board hailing Sudhakaran
for sanctioning some funds for development works for police
quarters, put up by Kerala Police Association at Kannur
Sudhakaran had stated that removal of the board was an
insult to him and Chief Minister had the responsibility to
protect the rights and interests of elected representatives.
The outburst of congress leaders on the `poster row` was
widely seen as resurfacing of faction feud in congress between
supporters of Chandy and his opponents.
Justifying action against police personnel who put up
boards hailing Sudhakaran, Chandy said it was in violation of
service rules. Government had suspended six police personnel
in Kannur in connection with the poster row.