Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) Chairman K.M Mani on Tuesday defended Chief Whip P.C George saying that there was nothing wrong in George's participation in an event organised by the BJP to promote installing of a 182-metre statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
“There is nothing wrong, morally and legally, in George’s participation in the event. Political leaders are usually invited for events organised by other parties. What Chennithala had said was his personal opinion,” Mani told reporters here.
Meanwhile, KPCC president Ramesh Chennithala today reiterated his stand on the issue saying that P.C George’s act was wrong.
“George should stay away from unwanted controversies,” Chennithala said.
P C George, vice-chairman of the Kerala Congress-Mani and chief whip of the Congress-led ruling coalition, inaugurating an event organized by the BJP Sunday sparked a controversy in the State.
George was cheering along those taking part in the "Run for Unity," a programme held nationwide by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, on the death anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel.