In a bizarre development which is sure to leave Congress red faced with embarrassment, Indira Bhavan, the headquarters of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), was put on ‘sale’ on online market OLX.
The move has come after the Congress decided to give away its lone Rajya Sabha seat to Kerala Congress (M).
An Internet user with the name “Aniesh” put up the advertisement to sell the office building, described as unfurnished, for a price of Rs 10,000. The advertiser also shared a picture of the building. Putting up the office for sale, the advertiser wrote that the building located in Sasthamangalam area of Thiruvananthapuram was a “ready to move” property.
Addressing the people interested in buying the property, the advertiser wrote that they could contact Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) or the Kerala Congress (M).
The advertisement is being seen as an attack on the Congress by party workers in Kerala who were left disappointed after the Congress leadership decided to sacrifice its Rajya Sabha seat for Kerala Congress (Mani).
The decision was taken to strike a cordial relation with estranged ally KC(M) as it marked KC(M)’s return to the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) in Kerala a year before Lok Sabha elections.
Strongly reacting to the decision taken by the Congress leadership, former KPCC president VM Sudheeran had said, “The decision to give away the Rajya Sabha seat is disappointing. Congress workers are frustrated and disappointed at this unwise decision. This will lead to disaster for Congress and the ultimate beneficiary will be BJP. This was a unilateral decision by Kerala leaders without discussing at appropriate forums.”
Three Rajya Sabha seats from Kerala will fall vacant in June. Out of all the vacant seats, the ruling LDF is in a position to win two and the UDF may win one. Earlier, it was speculated that the Congress will put up its own candidate for the seat, but it gave away the seat to KC(M).