KOLLAM: Fisheries minister J Mercykutty Amma reminded fellow LDF MLAs and MPs who are members of Association of Malayalam Movie Artistes (AMMA) that it was the stand of LDF to support the victims. She made her position clear on the controversy that surrounds the reinduction of actor Dileep in AMMA despite being an accused in the abduction and rape of a female actor, at the sidelines of a function held at press club on Thursday.
"Every member with goodness in heart has a responsibility to support the female actor. The people's representatives of LDF are part of the front's stand and they cannot take a separate view on the issue." She said. On the stoic silence so far by the politicians in AMMA the minister said that people's representatives of LDF would be forced to take a public stand on the issue.
According to her AMMA leaders had a responsibility to explain on what grounds the actor accused was taken back in the organisation. Actors Mukesh and K.B. Ganesh Kumar who are vice presidents of AMMA are MLAs from Kollam. While the former contested on CPM ticket from Kollam, the latter is the lone MLA of Kerala Congress B from Pathanapuram. Actor Innocent who is the outgoing president of AMMA, is an independent MP of LDF.
Mukesh MLA refused to comment on the controversy. He said he would speak about the issue only to party leaders. "What I have to say I will say it in party office." He said while coming out of a programme at a college here. The CPM MLA said he could only speak about the projects in his constituency in public.