Joseph, represented Irikkur assembly seat for 35 years

Demanding a younger representative youth Congress workers burn effigy of Kerala minister
news Sunday, March 13, 2016 - 18:58

An effigy of Kerala Rural Development minister K C Joseph was today burnt and posters were put up allegedly by Youth Congress workers opposing his likely candidature from Irikkur Assembly constituency for the upcoming state polls.

A march was also taken out by protesters, reportedly Youth Congress workers, who blocked the road at Srikantapuram in the constituency for a while and burnt his effigy, police said.

Joseph, who has represented Irikkur assembly seat for 35 years, was here today to attend various functions.

He said the protests have been held when the Congress has not yet finalised its candidate list for the May 16 assembly polls.

Notably, a WhatsApp post is also circulating opposing his candidature for the polls.

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