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Chennithala writes to Sonia, says 'surgery' needed for Cong’s revival in state

Chennithala writes to Sonia, says surgery needed for Cong’s revival in state

Kochi: Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has reportedly wrote a letter to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, stating that the "cosmetic corrections will not help, serious study and surgery is highly necessary" to revive the ruling UDF front in the state.

“The corruption is rampant in the state and the chief minister’s image has been spoiled,” Chennithala said in the confidential letter, which surfaced in a national daily today.

"The BJP has become a force after this local body elections. In Trivandrum Corporation, BJP has come second to Left. Most of the municipalities and gram panchayats opened account," said Chennithala.

"Nair community, one of the strong supporting communities of the Congress, is now shifting to the BJP and the LDF. Ezhava community is already having an alliance with the BJP. It helped them gain," he said in the letter.

"Corruption is rampant. Image of the chief minister is totally spoiled. Charges of nepotism and authoritarianism have alienated the people from the Congress and the UDF," the Congress leader said.

"The Hindu community now totally voted against the UDF because of the minority dominance in the government," he wrote.

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