THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The war of words on the social media by the Congress leaders may subside with the KPCC office bearers’ meeting on Tuesday deciding to impose a control on such activities. But they will be free to participate in television debates. It may be recalled that the youth brigade had let loose a tirade on the social media against senior leaders during the Rajya Sabha seat controversy. There were heated exchanges between former KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran and 'A' group leaders on the RS seat issue at the meeting held at Indira Bhavan here.
Mr Sudheeran decried the raging groupism in the party and said that unless it was stopped, the party will not go far. KPCC secretaries Nattakom Suresh and Jaison Joseph of the 'A' group interrupted Mr Sudheeran and alleged that it was due to him that the UDF could not come back to power. This was for first time that two KPCC secretaries tried to interrupt a senior leader like Mr Sudheeran. He warned them saying that if he discloses everything, several idols will crumble.
Mr Sudheeran, who had stepped down as PCC president citing health grounds, revealed that the group managers’ attack against him had forced him to quit. Mr K. C. Joseph, MLA, said the party which was going through a lean phase should not be weakened further. KPCC general secretary Sooranad Rajasekharan said Kollam DCC leader Sooraj Ravi had got the Kollam seat because of Mr Sudheeran’s blessings.
Congress spokesperson Rajmohan Unnithan attacked the KPCC leadership and said he was denied the Assembly seat from his home constituency though he had defended the party during the solar scam during debates on TV channels. KPCC president M. M. Hassan admitted that though there are groups, there was no overdose. The party will soon hold a two-day executive meeting. AICC general secretary Oommen Chandy did not attend the meet as he is away in Andhra Pradesh.
Day after, posters in favour of Mullapally
Mr Mullapally Ramachandran, MP, may or may not become the new KPCC president, but he has no shortage of enemies as well as supporters in the party. That is clear from the poster war that has erupted for and against him ahead of the decision to be taken by the Congress high command. A day after posters came up against him before Indira Bhavan, posters in support of him appeared there and before the DCC office on Tuesday.
A party source said that the posters in favour of Mr Mullapally were pasted by a KPCC office-bearer under the directive of Mr Mullapally himself. The new poster said the Congress requires an unblemished leader like Mr Mullapally. The posters that appeared on Monday claimed that if Mr Mullapally takes over as party president, the Congress will end up on the ventilator.