ALAPPUZHA: Home Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has said that a new political equation, where religious leaders would have the upper-hand, was being given shape in the State. Inaugurating the district-level celebrations of the Left Democratic Front governments fourth anniversary at Thiruvambady near here, Mr. Balakrishnan said the merger of the K.M. Mani-P.J. Joseph factions of the Kerala Congress was proof for this.
A particular section of Christian religious leaders was behind this newly-forged friendship, which was being done with the sole intention of giving these religious leaders a say in the political affairs of the State, he said.