TPURAM: CPI(M) state secretary Pinarayi Vijayan has dared the Catholic Church in Kerala to come clean on the reports that there had been intense pressure from some senior Bishops for the merger of Kerala Congress factions led By P J Joseph and K M Mani and the former to quit the LDF ministry.
The Catholic Church should come out with a clarification on this issue since it is not proper for the Church to interfere in politics, Vijayan said at a party meeting in Kannur district last evening.
The bishops can air their views on religious matter. But it is not proper for them to interfere in political matters.
If a section of the clergy has done such an immature thing, they should correct themselves, Vijayan said