Muraleedharan’s re-entry should not be delayed, says Congress leader

Updated - November 17, 2021 03:18 am IST

Published - December 29, 2010 03:24 pm IST - THRISSUR

Senior Congress leader V. M. Sudheeran. File photo: H. Vibhu

Senior Congress leader V. M. Sudheeran. File photo: H. Vibhu

Congress leader V. M. Sudheeran has said that the re-entry of K. Muraleedharan into the Congress should not be delayed.

He was addressing an all-party meeting in remembrance of former Chief Minister of Kerala K. Karunakaran here on Wednesday.

“Without debates and controversies, Mr. Muraleedharan should be brought back into the Congress. When I met Karunakaran last, he was troubled. He wanted the issue to be solved,” Mr. Sudheeran added.

He demanded that the Cochin International Airport at Nedumbassery should be named after Karunakaran, who had taken the initiative to construct it.

Later, the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee president Ramesh Chennithala told reporters that Mr. Muraleedharan’s support to the Congress during the local body elections was exemplary.

“The Congress thinks well of his work. The high command will soon take its decision on his re-entry into the party,” Mr. Chennithala said.

Post-funerary rites for Karunakaran performed

Meanwhile, the post-funerary (‘Sanchayanam’) rites for former Chief Minister of Kerala K. Karunakaran were performed here on Wednesday. He died at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on December 23

and was cremated on the premises of Murali Mandiram, a house he owned at Punkunnam here, on December 25.

Senior Congress leaders were present when Karunakaran’s family, including his son K. Muraleedharan and daughter Padmaja Venugopal, performed ‘Sanchayanam’ rites.

Among those present on the occasion were Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi, Union Minister of State for Agriculture K. V. Thomas, Therambil Ramakrishnan, MLA, Kerala Pradesh Congress

Committee president Ramesh Chennithala, District Congress Committee president Benny Behanan, treasurer C. N. Balakrishnan, and Congress leaders C. V. Padmarajan, Thennala Balakrishna Pillai and G.Karthikeyan.

Mr. Chennithala said that Karunkaran’s ashes would be immersed at Thirunavaya on January 8.

The ashes would taken to Mala, which was Karunakaran’s pocket borough, for the public to pay homage.

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