Will stand alone and overcome all challenges, says Manitext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Congress (M) chairman KM Man on Monday said his party would not go back from the decision to quit the Congress-led UDF coalition of which it was a part for more than three decades.
Mani said the party would stick to its decision despite the efforts of the others UDF allies to sort out things in the front.
Asked about the Muslim League’s efforts to play mediator, Mani said those who try to hold discussions are people who want Kerala Congress (M) to remain with the UDF. He said KC(M) had always been friendly with the League.
About the editorial in Congress mouthpiece ‘Veekshanam’ that came down heavily on the KC(M) over its decision to leave the alliance, Mani said it was natural to have some friends turning foes while leaving an alliance.
“We took the decision foreseeing all the oppositions. KC(M) will stand alone and overcome all the hurdles. The party has done it in the past. So we aren’t afraid,” he added.
Kerala Congress (M) led by Mani decided to withdraw its support to the Congress-led UDF coalition on Sunday.
The KC(M) announced that the party MLAs would now sit as a separate block in the state Assembly.
The party would be "equidistant" from Opposition UDF, ruling CPI-M-led LDF and BJP-led NDA, Mani told reporters after announcing the decision.