Karunakaran flays party affairs in Kerala
Breaking his long silence, senior Congress leader K Karunakaran on Thursday made a sharp attack on the conduct of the party affairs in the state and functioning of the UDF opposition led by it.india Updated: Jan 01, 2009 15:15 IST
Breaking his long silence, senior Congress leader K Karunakaran on Thursday made a sharp attack on the conduct of the party affairs in the state and functioning of the UDF opposition led by it.
While the KPCC had failed to rope in the services of the young party workers including those who returned with him a year back, as an opposition the UDF could not rise up to the expectations in exposing the weaknesses of the LDF Government,Karunakaran said at a press meet here.
Except for raising issues in the Assembly and staging walkouts the UDF was not functioning as an effective opposition mobilising people against the government, he said.
The nonagenarian leader, who returned to the Congress a year back after a two-year break with the parent party, said the state party leadership did not properly utilise the workers who had rejoined the Congress with him.
Karunakaran said he was of the view that the NCP, led by his son K Muraleedharan in the state, should be accommodated in the UDF as the coalition was a forum of all democratic forces. Alluding to stiff resistance from a powerful section in the Congress against accommodating NCP in the UDF, he said as a politician Muraleedharan had proved to be a crowd-puller.
First Published: Jan 01, 2009 15:14 IST