Ramya Haridas to not accept car gift

 

Congress MP from Alathur, Ramya Haridas said she will not accept the car which the Youth Congress workers in Kerala have decided to buy her as a gift through crowdfunding, which is in line with her state party chief's views.

A row erupted after the Alathur Youth Congress committee had decided to present a car to their MP and source the amount through crowdfunding.

KPPC President Mullappally Ramachandran on Saturday said the move to collect money was unfair as MPs get loans for buying vehicles and that he would not accept the money if he was in her place.

The debutant MP faced severe criticism on social media after she said she was happy and proud about the Youth Congress' decision.

Ramya, in a Facebook post late on Sunday night, said she will listen to her party chief's opinion.

"It was the party which made me an MP. It's the party leadership which helped me achieve whatever I have achieved today. I will accept the party chief's opinion till my last breath," Ramya told.

When asked about the money which might have been collected already, Ramya said the Youth Congress committee will take a decision later.

(with news agency inputs)