Alathur MP Ramya Haridas thanked the people of Alathur in Kerala's Palakkad. She was grateful to the women who supported her when she faced offensive remarks made by LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan
Thiruvananthapuram: Alathur MP Ramya Haridas said in a meeting that she hopes she is the last victim of derogatory remarks against women entering politics. Ramya said that she has noticed that many women want to work for society. She also thanked the voters of Alathur in Kerala's Palakkad and the women who supported her when she faced derogatory remarks made by LDF convenor A Vijayaraghavan. She was addressing a press meet at Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on Monday.
She also stated that she did not receive any kind of help from the state government regarding the issue and the case is now in court. She then said that the future course of action will be decided after consultation with UDF leaders.
Left Democratic Front (LDF) convenor A Vijayaraghavan had made a controversial remark. While referring to Ramya’s meeting with Indian Union Muslim League leader PK Kunhalikutty, the LDF convenor said, “A woman candidate visited Kunhalikutty after her candidature was announced. I don’t know what will happen to her now.”
Earlier, Kunhalikutty was accused in an “ice cream parlour sex scam”, in which a brothel was being run from an ice cream parlour at Kozhikode with political patronage, but he was acquitted of all charges. The names of many politicians had cropped up in connection with the scam, which rocked Kerala in the late ’90s.
Ramya, the second Dalit woman MP from Kerala, has represented the country at a global youth meet held in 2012 in Japan. She has played an active role in the Adivasi struggle that was carried out under the banner of Ekta Parishad.
Ramya is a graduate in music and has had audiences swooning with her performances in music and arts festivals. She won the Nehru Yuva Kendra award for the best public worker in 2007.
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Last Updated May 28, 2019, 3:50 PM IST