Padmaja fumes over denial of Congress ticket

Last Updated: Wed, Mar 23, 2011 11:53 hrs

Kochi: Unhappy with denial of ticket to her for the Apr 13 Kerala assembly elections, K Padmaja, daughter of late congress leader, K Karunakaran, came out in the open about her disappointment, but said she would campaign for the Congress candidates in all the 140 constituencies.

While Padmaja was denied ticket, her brother, K Muraleedharan, who was recently re-admitted into the party after five years, was considered for Vattiyurkavu seat in Thiruvananthapuram.

'Giving seat to only one of Karunakaran's children, is not right', she told reporters here. Both of us were considered for the same seat, which was not proper, she said adding 'I am saddened, but will not protest against the decision'.

Padmaja said though she was hurt, she and those close to her father will campaign for the party workers in all the constitutencies.

The feelings of Karunakaran faction would be conveyed to the party high command and the state leadership, she said. 'Has the party forgotten my father so soon?. It is hardly three months since he passed away. Has the party forgotten his contributions?. His soul will not rest in peace', she said.

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