Former Judge Kemal Pasha open to contesting in upcoming Kerala Assembly elections for UDF

Former High Court Judge B Kemal Pasha made it clear if he wins, he would not let anyone engage in corruption and will not be needing salary
Former Kerala HC Judge B Kemal Pasha
Former Kerala HC Judge B Kemal PashaTwitter

Former Kerala High Court Judge B Kemal Pasha has said on Saturday, that he will contest for the upcoming Assembly election if the United Democratic Front (UDF) invites him. Pasha made it clear if he wins, he would not let anyone engage in corruption.

“If I am elected as a member of the Legislative Assembly, I would not let anyone partake in corruption,” Pasha said, adding that he will not need salary on becoming MLA.

According to reports, some members of the UDF had approached the former Kerala HC judge, asking him to contest in the upcoming Assembly elections from Punalur constituency. “I told them that I am willing to contest only from any constituency in Ernakulam district,” Pasha told a news agency.

“I will consider UDF as LDF has no interest in me and I am not willing to join the BJP,” Pasha added.

In the past several days, the former HC judge has been in the news for supporting V4 Kochi activists who illegally opened the Vytilla flyover before the official inauguration. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan was unhappy with Pasha supporting the activists and criticized him for the same. “It is pathetic that people who held top positions in the judiciary are now supporting these types of anti-social activities,” the CM said.

Pasha responded to the Chief Minister’s criticism saying that since the flyover opening was delayed, therefore he reacted as a citizen of India. Since he came out in support of the activists, the Vytilla Bridge was opened finally.

Earlier, coming to the support of the activists, Pasha said that there is nothing wrong in opening the bridge for the public. For this, Pasha received abusive calls from various places. He filed a police complaint against these calls.

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