Says it is against collective responsibility

: Nair Service Society (NSS) general secretary G Sukumaran Nair said here on Saturday that it was unbecoming of a Minister of one of the coalition partners in the ruling front to claim that the real power was vested with their party.

Responding to queries by mediapersons who met him in the backdrop of the controversy over the reported statement made by Iindian Union Muslim League (IUML) leader and Minister for Public Works Ebrahim Kunju at a party meeting in Pattambi, Mr. Nair said the statement went against the principle of collective responsibility of the ruling dispensation. Moreover, the candidates had mobilized support as members of the coalition during the elections.

“No single political party could go it alone and win the elections under the existing political circumstance in Kerala,” he said.

As such, it was improper on the part of any leader or political party to make such claims, he said and added that the Minister should withdraw the statement and apologise. “Otherwise, it would remain as the official stance of the IUML, “ he said.

If the statement reflected the reality, then there was no moral or Constitutional right for the United Democratic Front (UDF) to continue in power, he said.

“They should resign and face the electorate,” Mr. Nair said.

He also wanted Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala to make their stance clear on the issue.

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