Kerala CM refuses to apologise to Unnikrishnan

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New Delhi, Dec 2: Kerala CM, V S Achyuthanandan said that he would not apologise for his comments on the family of Martyr, Sandeep Unnikrishnan on Tuesday, Dec 2. Achuthanandan on Monday, Dec 1 heaped scorn on the family of NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan - slain in the Mumbai terror attack during commando operations - after smarting under the snub from the father of the angry officer.

"If it had not been (Major) Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way," he said when turned away at the door by Unnikrishnan's father. The octogenarian CPI-M leader was turned away from the Bangalore home of Sandeep, a Keralite, on Sunday for what K Unnikrishnan perceived as Kerala government ignoring his son's supreme sacrondolence call in time. "He (Sandeep's father) says that the Kerala Chief Minister did not come whereas the Karnataka Chief Minister came in the morning itself...and that Kerala has ignored him. He got all worked up over this," Achuthanandan told a news channel in Thiruvananthapuram

The Chief Miniser asked "Is there a rule that the chief ministers of Kerala and Karnataka should be there at the same time?

After a pause, the Chief Minister went on to say "If it had not been Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way."

"It is Sandeep's family and that is why we went. A soldier's father should have had the sense to understand that," the Chief Minister said.

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