Latest Kerala Local News: “Father never called me his successor”: Chandy Oom
Thiruvananthapuram: “Oommen Chandy never called me his successor,” Chandy Oommen, son of the future Congress leader, said on Tuesday.
He was responding to Congress leader VM Sudheeran’s call to avoid by-elections in Puthupally constituency and choose him unanimously as successor to Oommen Chandy.
The by-election for the assembly seat in Puthupally, which became vacant following the death of two-time chief minister Oommen Chandy, is expected to take place within the next six months. The Congress leadership plans to present Chandy’s relatives as candidates for the elections.
“My father never named me his successor while he was alive. It’s not fair to call me his successor after he died,” Chandy Oommen told Manorama News.
Sudheeran had said that the political leaders of Kerala should consider choosing Chandy Oommen as the successor of Oommen Chandy in Puthupally without an election as a mark of respect to the late leader. He was speaking at the Oommen Chandy memorial meeting organized by KPCC at Ayyankali Hall in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday.
“The political leadership of Kerala is present here. Why not set a new precedent? Why not introduce a new paradigm in democracy? Oommen Chandy has bound Kerala together with his love. In front of this love there is no politics, caste, creed or religion. There is no respect for Oommen Chandy without any electoral controversy,” Sudheeran said.
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