Speaking at a function organized by the Sambhava Mahasabha to commemorate the late actor Kalabhavan Mani at Thalachira in Kottarakara on Monday, Pathnapuram LDF candidate and actor-cum politician KB Ganesh Kumar took potshots at fellow actor Jagadish who is rumoured to be the UDF candidate there.
Without actually naming Jagadish, Ganesh who is the sitting MLA of Pathnapuram cautioned his voters to be wary of a man who preferred to continue with stage shows abroad rather than attend his own fatherâ€™s funeral.
Such a comic actor -Ganesh alleged- was very much present among Malayalis and would soon drop in for a visit feigning affection. He forewarned the people of his constituency against the said person who himself had arrived at his native place only in time for the â€˜sanjayanamâ€™ (a Hindu shradh ceremony performed on the fifth or seventh day after a death in the family), something which no son or daughter would ever have done.
Jagadish however chose not to respond to the same saying that he prefers to keep his word to the masses that he would not speak badly about anyone. Referring to Ganesh as a friend, Jagadish reiterated that he valued friendships a lot and that would be the case even after elections are over.
Ganesh was earlier a minister in the ruling United Democraitc Front (UDF) government, but had to resign after being charged with domestic violence which was later dropped, when he was granted mutual divorce from his estranged wife Dr. Yamini in October 2013.
The state is all set to go the polls on May 9 to elect 140 MLAs to Kerala's fourteenth Legislative Assembly.