Kasargod: Kicking up a new controversy, CPI (M) central committee member Elamaram Kareem Friday said the Kerala State Road Transport (KSRTC) incurred the losses due to the concessions given to the dumb and deaf persons.
“The KSRTC incurred the losses due to the concessions given to the dumb and deaf persons,” he said while speaking at a function of the CITU-affiliated Kerala State Road Transport Employees Association (KSRTEA).
Hours after his remarks invited flaks, Kareem, in a Facebook post, said he was condemning the government policies for the KSRTC crisis and his remarks against the differently abled persons during the speech was not intentional.
“I’m disappointed that some of my remarks during the speech were drawn into controversy. The KSRTC plunged into such a crisis due to the irresponsibility of the government. I was condemning the government policies,” he said.
“My remarks against the differently abled persons were not intentional. Anyway, it should not have happened. I apologise if those remarks hurt anyone,” he said.