He writes poems – but they are celebrated in comedy shows. He delivers speeches – most of them leave his party or government embarrassed. His name is G Sudhakaran, PWD Minister of Kerala. Former Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan once snubbed him, saying he can’t respond to his ‘moronic’ statements when journalists asked sought his response on some of his controversial statements.
A very close member of his family once said to have confided her friend that she is “ashamed of his uncultured and below-the-belt remarks”. “He opens his mouth for uttering nonsense. He is an arrogant and uncultured person. He is a pain in the neck for the government like his colleague MM Mani,” said KR Radhakrishnan, a resident of Kollam.
Recently he courted controversy when Sudhakaran said Hindu priests and Thantri do not wear underwear. He revels in insulting Hindu faith. Responding to his comments, member of Pandalam Royal family Sasikumara Varma said he didn’t know that ministers have this job also – checking the underwear of priests.