Murali's return would further strengthen Cong: K Padmaja

Kannur: The return of former KPCC President K Muraleedharan, into congress party, would help to further strengthen the party in Kerala, K Padmaja Venugopal, daughter of late Karunakaran, said on Tuesday.

Speaking to mediapersons here, Padmaja, who had come to Payyannur in the district for participating in a function organised in memory of Karunakaran, expressed her happiness at the return of Muraleedharan, who was under suspension for six years for anti-party activities.

'My father's soul would be very happy', She said.

Karunakaran and congress workers in the state wanted Muraleedharan to be back into congress party, she said.

The presence of Muraleedharan, who was known for his organisational capacity, would do good for UDF in the forthcoming assembly elections in the state, she said.

Earlier, KPCC President Ramesh Chennithala and Leader of opposition Oommen Chandy, today met AICC Chief Sonia Gandhi at Delhi for the re-admission of Muraleedharan.