On Saturday, Malaylam channels had aired the audio recordings of a speech during which Mani purportedly said Balu was killed to avenge the murder of Ayyapadas, a local CPM committee member.
Mani, who was removed from the CPM state committee and Idukki secretary’s post following his controversial speech in May, termed the audio fake. “This is totally untrue... I never said we (CPM workers) were involved in the killing of Balu,” he said.
With PTI inputs