Mani: No issues with Ganesh becoming a minister again

Kerala Congress (M) has no issues with K B Ganesh Kumar becoming minister again, party chairman K M Mani has said.

Published: 09th October 2013 08:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th October 2013 08:03 AM   |  A+A-

Kerala Congress (M) has no issues with K B Ganesh Kumar becoming minister again, party chairman K M Mani has said.

He was speaking to mediapersons on the sidelines of his party’s high-power committee convened on Tuesday in view of its golden jubilee celebrations being held here. “Ganesh Kumar has proved his credentials as a minister earlier.

Our party does not have any issues with him becoming a minister again. However, the final decision in this regard needs to be taken by his party and the UDF,” he added.

‘UDF to Hold Talks’

KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala has said that the matters regarding the former forest minister and Pathanapuram MLA K B Ganesh Kumar submitting his resignation from the MLA post to his father and Kerala Congress (B) chairman K Balakrishna Pillai would be discussed in the UDF meeting to be held on October 10.

He was addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of the Kerala Congress(Jacob)’s Golden Jubilee meet at the Mammen Mappillai Hall in Kottayam on Tuesday.

“I came to know about it from the media reports and no one did bring to my notice about any demands of Kerala Congress(B). But during the recent visit of Congress chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Balakrishna Pillai had told me that he had talked to Sonia Gandhi about reinstating Ganesh Kumar in the state cabinet,” he said.

‘Stand United’

If the BJP led by Narendra Modi wins the upcoming general elections, it would be a threat to the secular fabric of the country and regional parties need to form a front by joining hands with the Congress to fight that threat, KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala has said. 

“Winning of LS elections by the BJP headed by its  prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will lead to the emergence of communal forces.

“This will create communal tension. Of late, in Muzaffaranagar in Uttar Pradesh, communal violence took the lives of several people. Like in Gujarat, the violence in UP was a part of the BJP’s ploy to create communal violence to gain power,” he added.

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