Kochi, April 02: All India Congress Committee member and former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy slammed Mr. Vijayaraghavan for his remarks, which he said was an affront to women in Kerala and outside. Mr. Chandy sought a public apology from the LDF.
He said the Congress would make the attitude of the LDF a talking point in the elections. Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) president Mullappally Ramachandran also condemned the LDF convenor. He said Mr. Vijayaraghavan's remark reflected the mindset of some Communist leaders and demanded an unconditional public apology.
Mr. Vijayaraghavan, however, has downplayed the comment and said it was misinterpreted. He said the people would see through the UDF's tactic to whip up a storm on a non-issue.