Kannur: A.P. Abdullakutty, who has been expelled from Congress for praising Modi, is possibly setting his eyes on Karanataka politics. He wants to mesh into BJP as a face of the minority community in the party in South Kannada. Abdullakutty has been living in Mangalore for the last few years. Nalin Kumar Kateel, the Lok Sabha member from South Kannada, is also in charge of the party in Kannur, Kasargode districts of Kerala.
It is learnt that Kateel and Abdullakutty are in touch. However, the BJP Kannur district committee is unaware of this. Abdullakutty is firm and has his own calculations, as his moves indicate. His praising of Modi by comparing the latter with Gandhiji came after Congress failed miserably in Lok Sabha elections. He reiterated his adulation for Modi fully knowing that The Congress would not forgive him. In his reply given to the show cause notice served by KPCC, he challenged the party leadership. The Congress was left with no other option but oust him.
In a way, Abdullakutty also asked for such an expulsion. His response to the news in an excited tone reveals the intention. The former MP-MLA explains that his praise of Modi, together with opposing bandhs and hartals, is a positive politics and need not be branded as his move to BJP. Meanwhile, he says that he will not be severed frompolitical career.
Abdullakutty, who in the past was expelled from CPM and now from Congress, has now only BJP to seek his political fortunes. His exit came slowly after some time since K. Sudakaran, his once-reliable backer, also pulled out the support.
Earlier, he stepped out of CPM in a similar scenario. Ironically, in both the cases, he was ousted for his praise of Modi.