Rajmohan Unnithan said that he "was not allowed to function properly."

Kerala Congress spokesman Unnithan quits after public spat with senior leader
news Politics Wednesday, December 28, 2016 - 08:47

Tuesday saw an angry KPCC spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan tending his resignation, following a day that was marred by allegations and counter-allegations within the United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala.

Saying that he was not allowed to function properly, Unnithan submitted his resignation to KPCC President VM Sudheeran on Tuesday, who reportedly accepted it.

A day after senior Congress leader and former KPCC President K Muraleedharan criticized the UDF opposition for “failing” in its duty to raise the failures of the government, the issue rose to new levels with Rajnohan Unnithan defending the party. Unnithan demanded that strict action be taken against Muraleedharan for his comments.

However, a series of allegations and counter-allegations unfurled during the day, after another Congress MLA KC Joseph backed Muraleedharan for his comments. Interestingly, with Joseph, who is believed to be former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy’s man supporting Muraleedharan, Unnithan directed his ire at the 'A' group led by Chandy.

Unnithan launched a public spat with Muraleedharan, with the former criticizing Muraleedharan’s absence in events organized by the party. 

“Someone is playing with Muralidheeran as the Shikhandi. A Shikhandi, who is willing to play the role,” he repeatedly told media persons.

Soon, the leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala intervened to do whatever little was possible as damage control. Refuting that there was an internal conflict within the party, Chennithala termed Muraleedharan’s remarks as “constructive criticism.” 


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