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Karunakaran to quit RS seat

April 29, 2005 17:05 IST
Last Updated: April 29, 2005 18:28 IST

K KarunakaranPreparing for a possible break with the Congress, senior Kerala leader K Karunakaran on Friday said he has decided to quit his Rajya Sabha seat which he won as a party candidate a year ago.

"I have taken the decision. Only the procedures have to be followed," Karunakaran told television channels ahead of his faction's crucial convention to he held in Thrissur on May 1.

"I think it is proper on my part to resign when it becomes difficult to continue in the post," the octogenarian leader who has, of late, been on a collision course with the party high command, said.

Evading a direct reply whether he will put in his papers before the May 1 convention, Karunakaran said: "I have made up my mind to resign and the question whether it is to be done at the convention or after is just a matter of procedure."

Karunakaran, the seniormost Congress leader and three-time chief minister of Kerala, was elected to the Rajya Sabha in April 2004.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: Over exposure or Somthing else ?

Infact this had to happen,why resign so late ?Does he consider himself & his son to be the natural claimant for the post of CM.Why ...

Posted by Er Singh SD

Sub: good decision

A very good decision. It is true that with old age around 90 it is difficult to continue as a RS member. Good thing he ...

Posted by praveen

Sub: Hurry up Karunakaran, go and dust your ''chenda''(drum)!

Its high time father and son, quit politics and get back to their good old profession. The state would be saved from these parasites. Does ...

Posted by Don


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