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Karunakaran quits Congress

George Iype in Kochi | January 28, 2004 16:34 IST
Last Updated: January 28, 2004 17:51 IST

Former Kerala chief minister and veteran Congress leader, K Karunakaran, on Wednesday quit the party.

Speaking at a convention of rebel Congressmen in Thiruvananthapuram, he announced the formation of a new party -- the Indira National Congress.

He said the INC will contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls in cooperation with like-minded groups.

The new party will come into existence by early February, Karunakaran said.

"Not a single anti-Karunakaran member [of the Congress party] is going to see the [next] Lok Sabha," he said.

He said there is no truth in reports that he would have agreed to a patch-up with his rival, Chief Minister A K Antony, if his son and Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee chief K Muraleedharan was given a cabinet berth.


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Now Kerala will be a better place

Posted by renjen

Sub: Thank God.

Atlast the people of Kerala escaped from the conflicts between Antony & Karunakaran. Thank God. Since last 4-5 months All TV channels in Kerala wasted ...

Posted by Job.K.K.

Sub: Ministers should resign

2 ministers of karunakaran's group should resign immediately. I think they are relectant to do so since they will lose ministership. They should resign if ...

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I wonder why Mr.K.Karunakaran waited for a long time to take this decision. All of us know that, it is really a decision from the ...

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"Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does, except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good ...

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