Vellapally accuses Sonia of polluting Sivagiri by politicizing issues

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015,12:54 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kollam | SNDP Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan has retorted to Congress leader Sonia Gandhi’s criticism of the organization’s leadership. He accused Sonia of polluting Sivagiri by politicizing issues.

He was responding to remarks made by the UPA Chairperson Wednesday at a meeting in Sivagiri, Varakala, marking the inauguration of 83rd Sivagiri pilgrimage.

In an apparent reference to SNDP, she criticized the attempts by certain communal forces to hijack the legacy of Srinarayana Guru’s ideals. There is no greater betrayal of Guru than trying to divide the country on communal lines for political advantage, she went on to say in an indirect reference to BJP.

Vellappally said he was criticized for not supporting Congress. He termed Soina’s speech as “pettiness.”

Sonia should have shown the courtesy to get an idea of the venue where she was speaking, the SNDP leader told media, and accused her of making the holy place a Congress campaigning platform.