New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Lose one son, gain another. That’s the buzz in the Congress with the likelihood of late K. Karunakaran’s son K. Muraleedharan being invited to rejoin the party ahead of the Kerala polls – compensation perhaps for the exit of Jaganmohan Reddy, son of the late Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy.
Still in shock from the electoral rout in Bihar and now battling a series of corruption scandals, the Congress is trying desperately to recover some ground in the south. It first roped in film star-turned-politician Chiranjeevi to shore up its numbers in Andhra Pradesh after Jaganmohan Reddy quit the party and Muraleedharan, or Murali as he is known, might be next.
Muraleedharan, a former president of the Kerala unit of the Congress and son of veteran Congress leader K. Karunakaran, who died recently, has been waiting for two years for the green signal from the Congress. He had left the Congress in 2005 along with father Karunakaran to form the Democratic Indira Congress in 2005.