- Congress should set the house in order. Otherwise, we'll have to look for other options: Kunjalikkutty
- 'The problems in the Congress are affecting the UDF'
After the exit of Kerala Congress-M (KCM) from the Congress-led front (UDF) in Kerala, Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has also come out warning that the party will have to look for other options if things remained bad in the front.
The IUML is under tremendous pressure. On the one hand, it needs to counter the threat posed by the BJP while it has to keep the erosion from the party towards hardliners that oppose the saffron party under check, said the IUML parliamentary party leader PK Kunjalikkutty in an interview with Manorama News on Sunday.
"Existence of the party is the utmost important thing for us. If the problems in the UDF continued, we will have to seek other options," he said. Congress high command should intervene to bring unity in the Congress and it should also initiate talks with the UDF partners, Kunjalikkutty said.
The IUML leader sharply criticised the Congress for its lack of consensus in the leadership and said that the infighting in the national party affected the whole front. "The lack of unity in the Congress is the root of problems in the UDF. As the leading partner in the front, Congress should show more responsibility," he said.
The IUML leader's plain speak gains significance in the wake of the invitation from the CPM to join in for a common struggle.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 7:02 PM IST