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Congress seeks explanation from K.V.Thomas for praising Modi

IANS  |  Thiruvananthapuram 

The Kerala Pradesh Committee (KPCC) on Saturday sought an explanation from senior party after news reports spoke of him praising Narendra Modi's administration. Thomas said he was misquoted.

Thomas represents the Ernakulam constituency. According to reports Thomas hailed the while speaking at the 60th anniversary celebrations of the there on Friday.

The reports quoted Thomas as saying: "Modi is a who is able to convince others of his actions." The reports said that Thomas felt more comfortable dealing with Modi than the leaders in his own party.

M.M. Hassan's letter to Thomas was circulated to the media wherein he asked the latter to explain if he ever made such a remark.

"Modi is one who is going forward with anti-people policies and programmes and also supports atrocities and violence. We want to know if you (Thomas) made remarks praising Modi," wrote Hassan to Thomas.

Thomas on Saturday said he was misquoted. He said speaking to the management students all he wanted to put across was -- "Despite making a lot of mistakes in his administration, Modi has been able to manage it by propagating lies".

of Opposition told the media that he spoke to Thomas about his comments and the latter explained that he never praised Modi.

Thomas was the from 1984 to 1996. He became a in 2001 and was part of then cabinet.

Thomas has always been considered close to former

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First Published: Sat, April 14 2018. 15:52 IST
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