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A K Antony insists on meritocracy in District Congress Committee

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 26, 2016, 2:25 am IST
Updated Oct 26, 2016, 7:09 am IST
The Political Affairs Committee, scheduled to meet on November 2, is likely to zero in on the DCC presidents’ list.
Congress leader A. K. Antony who visited the KPCC office in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after a brief break was besieged by hordes of party leaders. Here, it is the turn of former All-India Youth Congress secretary Deepthi Mary Varghese.	 (Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)
 Congress leader A. K. Antony who visited the KPCC office in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday after a brief break was besieged by hordes of party leaders. Here, it is the turn of former All-India Youth Congress secretary Deepthi Mary Varghese. (Photo: A.V. MUZAFAR)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior Congress leader A. K. Antony  has said that merit should be the criterion for choosing DCC presidents.  Antony held one-to-one talks with several leaders,  including Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala,  K. Muraleedharan, former AICC secretary Shanimol Usman, former Palakkad MP A. Vijayaraghavan and KPCC treasurer Johnson Abraham. Sources said that Antony heard the views of some  50 leaders  on the probable DCC presidents who are likely to be appointed by November 10.

The Political Affairs Committee,  scheduled to meet on November 2, is likely to zero in on the  DCC presidents’ list. The meeting will also be attended by AICC general secretary  Mukul Wasnik and secretary Dipak Babaria. “Antony wanted to gauge the feelings of the leaders  especially when there has been widespread allegation of factional politics,”  said a Congress leader. Later,  Antony told reporters that the party should stress on bringing back those  who have been alienated from the Congress.

 

“Talks are yet to conclude on deciding the DCC presidents. The list would be finalised by the second week of November. Leaders should work unitedly keeping aside their differences,”  said Antony. He  felt that talks should be held to reach a consensus on the uniform civil code.   He also warned the LDF government that if they don’t take immediate steps to sort out the dispute among the police officials,  governance will come to a standstill.

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