THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A day after the LDF completed the seat-sharing exercise, discontent has started to brew within the front. With the denial of Thiruvananthapuram seat, V Surendran Pillai has already expressed his protest to such an extent that in-fighting has reared its head in Kerala Congress (Scaria Thomas) faction. While Pillai demanded to know why he was denied the seat and expressed concern over getting Kaduthuruthy seat, party chairman Scaria Thomas openly ditched his working chairman. Pillai had pointed out that the party was given a seat with little winning chances. However, Scaria Thomas said that Pillai would made make such remarks whenever he is denied a ticket. “Last time, as a sitting minister, he contested and failed. That could be the reason why he was not given a seat. How can he predict that Kaduthuruthy is a seat without winning chances?” Scaria asked.
Meanwhile, another Left ally Janata Dal (S) too had expressed its concerns over getting only 5 seats. The party state committee, which met here on Tuesday, discussed the issue and decided to take up the matter with the central leadership. The JD(S) had asked for 7 seats but were given only 5. The party decided to approach its central leadership to take up the matter with the LDF to press for more seats.