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Rahul Gandhi visits kin of late KC(M) leader KM Mani

Press Trust of India  |  Pala (Ker) 

Tuesday paid a visit to the bereaved family members of (M) and former K M Mani, who died last week.

Gandhi, who reached here Monday afternoon after addressing election campaign meetings in Pathanapuram and Pathanamthitta, spent around 10 minutes with the family members of the late of (M) at his residence here.

Mani's son and received and the Congress leaders who accompanied him, at his residence.

Before meeting the family members, paid floral tributes to Mani's photo kept at the residence.

"He (Mani) was a towering leader, voice of people of So it is an honour for me to come here and pay my respects," Gandhi told reporters after meeting Mani's family members.

He said Mani, as a senior with tremendous experience, was "somebody I would listen to and appreciate."

Gandhi was accompanied by senior Congress leaders including Oommen Chandy, Ramesh Chennithala, Mullappally Ramachandran, K C Venugopal and Mukul Wasnik.

Later, Gandhi left for Alappuzha for addressing an election campaign meeting there.

Mani died on April 9 while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kochi for

The (M) founded by Mani is a third largest in the Congress-led UDF in Kerala.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 16:10 IST