The five-term Lok Sabha member from Ernakulam was denied re-nomination from his seat in 2019 . Despite Sonia Gandhi assuring him of an organisational role, Thomas remains without any assignment for nearly two years now.
Amid reports that LDF has offered to back him as an independent candidate from Eranakulam, Congress leaders, including Oommen Chandy and KC Venugopal, are learnt to have reached out to him. Thomas told ET, “The treatment meted out to me by Congress leaders is well-known. I don’t trust the words of Kerala Congress leaders.”
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