“Some sections of society have an impression that the party is inclined to certain communities or organisations. Congress policy is equal justice to everyone. But people have doubt whether that policy is being implemented or not,” Antony said.

"People appear to have doubts in their minds that while professing and practising secularism, the party has some slants... That all sections of people do not receive equal justice. This has to be removed, it is vital for the party to regain the faith of the people to move forward," he added.

Antony’s statement is immensely significant as he is one of the key figures in the party’s decision-making process.

Antony also expressed concern at the ‘growing influence of communal forces’ even in Kerala, where secularism had struck strong roots.

The Congress leader was addressing a meeting held at the KPCC headquarters in honour of C K Govindan Nair, freedom fighter and former KPCC president, who played a central role in Kerala politics during the 1950s.


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