AP Abdullakutty, who served as the Congress MLA from Kannur between 2011 and 2016, was expelled last month from the party after he praised the prime minister for his development ideas and called him a 'Gandhian' in a Facebook post.
In Kerala, dominated by the see-saw politics between the CPM-led LDF and the Congress-led UDF over decades, the inroads that the BJP has been slowly but silently making has caused a deep churn among both coalitions.
Solar scam accused Saritha S Nair alleged that Oommen Chandy subjected her to unnatural sex at the chief minister’s official residence in 2012, while KC Venugopal raped her at the official residence of A P Anil Kumar.
Criticising the government move, Ramesh Chennithala said the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau was giving a clean chit to
E P Jayarajan in a case where CPI-M itself had found him guilty and removed from the post of Industries Minister.
He would stand divested of party post till his innocence in the case is proved, Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president M M Hassan said, adding, Vincent has told the party that he was confident that he would be able to prove his innocence in court.