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Women’s panel takes case against Devikulam MLA

Idukki: The Kerala State Women’s Commission has taken a case, suo motu, against the Devikulam MLA S Rajendran for making derogatory comments against the IAS official.

Meanwhile, the ruling CPI (M) has distanced itself from the incident and the party has sought an explanation from the MLA.

Attacking the ruling LDF over the MLA’s outburst against the young IAS officer, KPCC president Mullapally Ramachandran said at a time the CPI (M)-led LDF government was talking about women empowerment, the left party needs to make its stand clear on the remarks of Rajendran against the official.

Reacting to the incident, IUML leader M K Muneer said Rajendran had spoken in an ‘insulting’ manner. He recalled that IPS officer Chaitra Theresa John had earlier faced the CPI (M) wrath when she conducted a search of the party district office in Thiruvananthapuram and now it was the turn of the sub-collector.

Former Devikulam sub-collector Sriram Venkitaraman, had also faced political heat in 2017 after he adopted a strong stand against encroachers occupying government land at Munnar and had also brought down a 30-feet metal cross, put up under the garb of spiritual tourism at Papathichola.

(With PTI inputs)

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