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Thiruvananthapuram: Congress rejig may miss another deadline

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 30, 2019, 2:51 am IST
Updated Jul 30, 2019, 2:51 am IST
It is alleged that MLAs do not nurse their constituencies or do organisational work.
Mullapally Ramachandran
 Mullapally Ramachandran

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KPCC reorganisation may not take place by July 31 as planned by president Mullapally Ramachandran. The 'I' camp led by Ramesh Chennithala would like to defer it till the byelections to the six Assembly seats are held in September.

Mullapally has cut short his visit to Malabar to continue the discussions with AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy and Opposition Leader Chennithala.

 

"I wish to keep the deadline. We are yet to finalise the norms. Leaders included in the KPCC committee should have integrity in public life and possess quality," he told DC.

Chandy had been calling for a smaller committee with a combination of 20 general secretaries and vice-presidents. While Mullapally is for even 26 members.

But Chennithala wants to keep his loyalists and suggested having 30 members.

"Chandy is keen that efficient leaders from the existing committee should continue. While Chandy and Mullapally have been clamouring for one-man, one-post, Chennithala wishes to see his group MLAs V. D. Satheesan, V. S. Sivakumar and A. P. Anil Kumar accommodated in the committee," said a senior Congress leader.

It is alleged that MLAs do not nurse their constituencies or do organisational work. The notification for the by-elections to six Assembly constituencies is likely to be issued in the fourth week of August and the polls may be held by mid-September.

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