Kattappana, 15 March, Sreeparvathy K.: Dean Kuriakose, Congress Candidate from Idukki constituency was faced with sharp criticism when he visited Idukki Bishop Mar Mathew Anikuzhikkattil for his support. Rev Bishop accused that all leaders only come to visit them seeking votes and later disappear.
“Once they gain any position, they forget us. Congress leaders have arrogance and no honesty. Look at the situation of PT Thomas who failed to stand beside the public. PT Thomas was forced to withdraw from the electoral battle,” he told Kuriakose.
The Bishop also demanded that Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash, who failed to stand beside the people in land movement. Idukki Diocese is having some problems with the Congress leadership on the Kasturi Rangan report. The Diocese is supporting High Range Samrakshana Samithi and its’ candidate Joyce George. Joyce George is also enjoying the support from LDF. Dean Kuriakose visited the Bishop to get things clear with the Diocese and get their support which is very essential for the electoral battle.