KOTTAYAM: Dismissing a split in the party, Kerala Congress(M) leadership said that only a few members have left the party, which could not be considered as a split. Speaking to reporters at the party headquarters here on Thursday, KC(M) general secretary Joy Abraham said that all the sitting MLAs are still with the party.
According to him, only some vested interests left the party in search of some seats for them in the upcoming Assembly election. “It will not affect the party in anyway. However, it is very cheap to leave the front at the time of election after enjoying all the benefits during the tenure of the government. Antony Raju was the chairman of Travancore Cements for the past five years and Francis George was the chairman of Kerala Feeds for more than two years after P C Joseph resigned from the post,” he said.
Joy also alleged that Francis had earlier also colluded with LDF to take senior leaders, including P J Joseph to LDF camp during the previous Parliament elections. “He (Francis) tried to make a split in the party to get Idukki seat during previous Parliament elections. However, his mission failed as P J Joseph turned down his demands,” Joy said, adding that appropriate action will be taken against the dissidents. Joy also dismissed the allegation raised by Antony Raju that Jose K Mani had held talks with Amit Shah.