Kerala Congress chief Mullappally Ramachandran snapped at a reporter on Tuesday after being asked to clarify on an alleged tie-up with the Welfare Party of India, the political arm of Jamaat-e-Islami outfit, for the upcoming Assembly elections.
As the reporter pointed an ambiguity in his statement on the subject, the senior Congress leader shot back, saying, “Stop it. Don’t you have anything else to talk about? You’re from a responsible television news channel. Who are you speaking for? Your management or a political party?”
When the reporter said that it had become a big talking point ahead of the elections, Ramachandran said, “Keep quiet”.
On Monday, both the UDF and the Welfare Party leaderships had ruled out continuation of the tie-up for the Assembly polls that are to be held later this year.