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Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee rejig by July-end

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 8, 2019, 2:23 am IST
Updated Jul 8, 2019, 2:23 am IST
Tough for Mullappally as group leaders demand more berths
KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran addresses the political affairs committee meeting at Indira Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (Photo: DC)
 KPCC president Mullappally Ramachandran addresses the political affairs committee meeting at Indira Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday. (Photo: DC)

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The KPCC will be revamped by replacing the existing jumbo committee by this month-end. This was decided by the political affairs committee at a meeting on Sunday. PCC chief Mullappally Ramachandran may, however, find it difficult to trim the committee with group leaders demanding more representation.

The AICC leadership has given the green signal for the revamp though a new party president is yet to be chosen. AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy and Opposition Leader Ramesh Chennithala, the two group leaders, have held several rounds of talks, but they will root for their loyalists. A PAC member told DC that K. Muraleedharan MP suggested that the earlier list prepared by the KPCC before Rahul Gandhi was made the Congress president should be considered.

 

In that case, vice-presidents, working presidents and treasurer will be appointed. Earlier, there were reports that the post of vice-presidents will be scrapped and instead working presidents will be installed.

"Former DCC presidents will be accommodated in the KPCC revamp as they have not been holding any party posts for over three years now. The PAC decided not to go for state Youth Congress elections as the membership drive did not meet the target," the PAC member said.

Chennithala has been asked to prepare a plan to revive the party's newspaper Veekshanam and television channel Jaihind TV. The meeting chalked out a number of protest meetings to be held against the LDF Government.

 It expressed concern over cancellation of the Karunya insurance scheme.

The UDF will take over the protests planned on July 10 against the government's decision to reduce the fund allocation for local bodies. Shanimol Usman complained against certain online media organisations for carrying defamatory reports against her and the party decided to support her. 

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