Kerala and Cong heave relief sigh
The return of the Italian marines has come as relief to the Kerala government and the Congress.delhi Updated: Mar 23, 2013 01:34 IST
The return of the Italian marines has come as relief to the Kerala government and the Congress.
The killing of two Indian fishermen by the marines before a crucial bypoll snowballed into a major issue, with the CPM dragging Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s name in it.
Also, the fishermen community — largely Latin Catholic church — is an influential vote bank. On Friday, CM Oommen Chandy praised the Centre for its efforts.