Thiruvananthapuram: Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi Saturday said it was often Congressmen themselves who created problems for its governments in the past in Kerala.
"It has always been Congressmen who created problems for governments run by the party in the past in Kerala. The fall of the government led by R Sankar, the third Chief Minister of the state is part of such history," Ravi said inaugurating the valedictory function of the "R Sankar Statue Procession" here.
Stating that Sankar always lived in people's hearts, Ravi said his statue should have been erected by the Culture Department of the state government.
The Minister said Sankar was a leader with determination and the will to implement decisions. "He changed the social atmosphere in Kerala through his bold decisions as an administrator," Ravi said.
The procession carrying statue of R Sankar, which started from Kasaragod seven days back, reached here today. The statue, built by the R Sankar Foundation, would be unveiled by Congress president Sonia Gandhi here on September seven, Foundation president T Sarathchandra Prasad said.