What prompted Swetha Menon to withdraw her accusation that Kollam MP Peethambara Kurup misbehaved with her during a public function?
Kerala is discussing this now in a big way.
Though Swetha says that it was on the advice of her father that she decided to withdraw her complaint, not many are ready to buy this theory. While she said that Kurup's apology was enough, the MP clarified that he had apologized as an organizer and not as a wrongdoer.
Some news reports suggest that Swetha was warned with severe repercussions if she went ahead with her complaint. If sources are to be believed, she was told that there could be income tax raids and protests.
In fact, some of the Congress leaders publicly aired their doubts about her income source and whether she had filed income tax returns properly.
Swetha seems to have decided to keep silent about the issue.