Padmaja fumes over denial of Cong ticket
Unhappy with denial of ticket to her for the Apr 13 Kerala assembly elections, K Padmaja came out in the open about her disappointment.
Kochi: Unhappy with denial of ticket to her
for the Apr 13 Kerala assembly elections, K Padmaja, daughter
of late congress leader, K Karunakaran, came out in the open
about her disappointment, but said she would campaign for the
Congress candidates in all the 140 constituencies.
While Padmaja was denied ticket, her brother, K
Muraleedharan, who was recently re-admitted into the party
after five years, was considered for Vattiyurkavu seat in
`Giving seat to only one of Karunakaran`s children, is not
right`, she told reporters here. Both of us were considered
for the same seat, which was not proper, she said adding `I am
saddened, but will not protest against the decision`.
Padmaja said though she was hurt, she and those close to
her father will campaign for the party workers in all the
The feelings of Karunakaran faction would be conveyed to the
party high command and the state leadership, she said. `Has
the party forgotten my father so soon?. It is hardly three
months since he passed away. Has the party forgotten his
contributions?. His soul will not rest in peace`, she said.