Veerendra Kumar ousted, AS Radhakrishnan is new state chief

THRISSUR: Nitish Kumar has ousted MP Veerendrakumar from the post of state president of Janata Dal (United) replacing the veteran with  A S Radhakrishnan,  a Thrissur native who is member of the state committee.

The firing followed Veerendrakumar’s announcement about relinquishing his Rajya Sabha membership.

In another instance, Veerendrakumar had openly criticised Nitish Kumarf or  making a BJP alliance.

Meanwhile, the Veerendrakumar group is planning to convene a state committee in Kozhikode on December 17, and form a new socialist party and join hands with the LDF.

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