New Delhi: Congress MP Jebi Mather launched a scathing attack on expelled party leader KV Thomas for his remarks about the grand old party adopting a “soft-Hindutva line'” and said the former union minister has a “self-centred agenda”. Jebi Mather, a Congress MP from Kerala, said Thomas claimed to be a Congress member but was backing opposition candidates. There should be discipline in the party, said Mather adding that Thomas should have thought about it before speaking. It’s very unfortunate that someone who got so much from the party is now talking like this, Mather said. Several party men have called KV Thomas the modern-day ‘Judas’. Thomas won five terms to the Lok Sabha and twice to the Kerala Assembly and was a cabinet minister in the Antony cabinet and also a Union Minister in the second UPA government. Responding to the expulsion letter, Thomas said that all they can do is to remove him from the primary membership, but none can remove the Congress culture in him which he holds close to his heart. He also said that he is not going to join the Left Democratic Front. The Congress expelled Thomas hours after he addressed a CPI(M) election convention for the Thrikkakara by-election on Thursday and lauded Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. “We stand with people. The soft Hindu approach of Congress will destroy religious harmony in the country. I came here as a Congressman. Congress is an emotion, a culture, perspective. I'm standing here as a Congressman. I'm asking as Congressman to vote for LDF candidate,” Thomas had said. He further said that only strong rulers can lead the state in crises and only Pinarayi Vijayan has the ability to do that. “In this poll, I am with the development of Kochi and Thrikkakara. The approach of Congress is that if Pinarayi brings developmental projects, we will oppose them. That approach is not right in Kerala,” ANI quoted him as saying.