Medical College bribery row: Ramesh breaks down before leaders, demands strong action
BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh, whose name figured in the inquiry report on the Medical College bribery issue, has threatened to quit the party in case strong action is not initiated against t
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: BJP state general secretary M T Ramesh, whose name figured in the inquiry report on the Medical College bribery issue, has threatened to quit the party in case strong action is not initiated against those who tried to malign him by including his name in the report. Ramesh broke down during the leadership meeting held on Saturday.
Pointing out the delay in taking action on the basis of the report, leaders of the Muraleedharan and P K Krishnadas factions criticised state president Kummanam Rajasekharan. However, Kummanam is learnt to have justified the delay as he said he was waiting to present the report in the core committee meeting. Normally, the core committee meeting is held in a gap of two months.
It was on June 6 he received the report from the commission. However, the state president did not inform the state office-bearers officially before appointing the inquiry commission. Reliable sources in the party said national president Amit Shah had received a complaint from S R Shaji about giving Rs 5.60 crore to R S Vinod, the cooperative cell convener, following which Amit Shah entrusted the state president with the task of ordering a probe.
“Though the state president had identified a suitable senior leader from the top leadership to head the commission, he recused himself citing he could be termed as one belonging to a faction,” a source said on condition of anonymity. The meeting assured M T Ramesh of stringent action against those who conspired to act against him. As the national president has been entrusted with the task of taking action, it is expected to have a far-reaching effect on the state leadership, including a likely reshuffle.