The diatribe against UDF candidate from Alathur Ramya Haridas by LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan as part of the election campaign has kicked up a row.
Vijayaraghavan's offensive was that Ramya had gone to seek the support and blessings of Muslim League leaders Panakkad Thangal and PK Kunhalikutty.
About her meeting, Vijayaraghavan said she she first visited Thangal and then Kunhalikutty. “With this I cannot say what her plight can be now. It's all gone now,” he said.
Fearing that the reference to Kunhalikutty, who had to face a host of allegations over the ice-cream parlour case where a young woman was reportedly assaulted sexually and the issue was taken to court, Vijayaraghavan quickly responded saying his speech was not with any negative intentions.
The matter is still in court as there is a plea to reopen the probe against Kunhalikutty and has been moved by none other than CPIM veteran VS Achuthanandan.
Vijayaraghavan was addressing the election rally of LDF candidate in Ponnani, PV Anvar. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan also had attended the LDF convention organised in Ponnani on Sunday evening. The offensive remarks were made during the speech ahead of Pinarayi's address.