Kochi : Congress veteran KV Thomas on Thursday said that he will attend the seminar only as part of the 23rd CPI-M Party Congress and does not have any party. intention to party

Explaining his intentions, he said: “I am only going for seminars and not for anything else. I have been invited by Sitaram Yechury to speak on Centre-State relations on Saturday. I gave a note to Sonia Gandhi on this and recalled the events of Pandit Nehru especially on the role of the Governor. What’s wrong with joining the program? Rahul Gandhi attended a meeting with Pinarayi Vijayan where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin was felicitated. Except in Kerala, the CPI-M is with the Congress,” Thomas told the media.

Stating that he will remain a Congressman till his last breath, the veteran leader said: “I am an AICC member and only AICC can throw me out. I started as a grassroots worker in Congress and reached this level. In 2019, except I was given one seat for all 42 MPs to contest. I was made a working president, but was removed within months when a new set of office-bearers were taken. If age was a factor, it should be the same for everyone. I have been badly attacked in social media. There were four CBI cases against me and all got a clean chit. I am only going for seminars and not going out of the party.”

The sharpest reaction to his decision to attend the seminar came from Congress MP Rajmohan Unnithan, who said that no one will get more from the Congress party than Thomas.

Unnithan said, “It is unfortunate even after getting everything from Congress, they have done this. He failed to understand that no one will forgive him as he is going to a seminar to challenge party president Sonia Gandhi.” Party counts.

As soon as Thomas announced that he would attend the seminar, the CPI(M) issued an invitation on social media.

Seventy-five-year-old Thomas has previously been a Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam from 1984 to 1996 and then served two terms as an MLA and was a cabinet minister in the cabinet of AK Antony (2001–04). Then from 2009 to 2019, he again remained in the lower house.