Discontent Brewing against Thiruvanchoor within Congress
By Mathew A Thomas | Published: 04th December 2013 08:52 AM |
Once again Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan has become isolated in the Congress, over his alleged soft-pedalling on startling disclosures of choice facilities being enjoyed by all accused in the T P Chandrasekharan murder case in the jail, including their latest updates in Facebook.
It has triggered another round of internal schism in the state Congress unit, especially the ‘I’ faction.
Kannur DCC chief K Surendran has resorted to an unusual step of dashing a representation to the Congress High Command for removal of the Home Minister, while ‘I’ group strongman K Sudhakaran MP has alleged that the minister is hand in glove with the CPM leadership.
However, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy stood by his trusted lieutenant Thiruvanchoor making it clear that there are practices in the Congress on selection of ministers.
However, a combative Thiruvanchoor announced that he is ready to quit provided that ‘those who had made him a minister demands his resignation’.
Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran also took exception to many developments in the TP murder case and called for more caution. The ‘A’ loyalist felt that big sharks are still far away from the net.
After becoming the Home Minister, Thiruvanchoor had been insisting he is against unwanted interference in the affairs of the police.
Even when Thiruvanchoor had been making a lot of explaining that those really involved in the murder have been booked, unlike the practice in the past where the CPM would hand out a list, criticism is galore that the probe team never went beyond a certain point to hook top leaders in the heinous murder.
KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala said that he had discussed the matter with the Chief Minister and sought corrective measures to clear the doubts of the people in the TP murder case. Apart from Chandy, the only other person believed to backing Thiruvanchoor is Union Defence Minister A K Antony.