Ahead of the Kerala Assembly elections, controversies are fast brewing. The most recent one is on the paid seat allegation against Muslim League candidate CH Ibrahim Kutty. While reacting on the matter, reportedly Minister for Excise and Labour TP Ramakrishnan said that the allegation cannot be ignored totally.
While interacting with a media organisation the minister reportedly said that candidates should always behave in a decent way while fighting against the opponent and paid seat claims against Ibrahim Kutty cannot be ignored. The minister said that he would not consider these allegations.
However, Ibrahim Kutty has reportedly denied the allegation and said that he is not capable of buying a seat from any political party.
He further added that the people of Perambra know that well and neither UDF nor LDF gives paid seats in Kerala. CH Ibrahim Kutty, Indian Union Muslim League's (IUML) independent candidate for the upcoming Assembly election is also an NRI businessman and social worker. His candidature was declared by party State president Syed Hyderali Shihab Thangal on Thursday.
Meanwhile, when the dispute over candidate selection in Ettumanoor constituency continues, Kerala Congress leader PJ Joseph said that the dispute over the Ettumanoor seat will not affect United Democratic Front (UDF). He said that Congress hasn't asked them to give Ettumanoor seat to Former Mahila Congress President Lathika Subhash at any stage of candidate selection.