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Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee ban on social media comments by leaders

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 13, 2018, 1:59 am IST
Updated Jun 13, 2018, 1:59 am IST
Youth brigade had let loose a tirade against senior leaders during RS seat controversy.
Former KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran arrives for the KPCC office bearers meeting at Indira Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Also seen are KPCC president M. M. Hassan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala.	(Photo: A.V. Muzafar)
 Former KPCC president V. M. Sudheeran arrives for the KPCC office bearers meeting at Indira Bhavan in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday. Also seen are KPCC president M. M. Hassan and opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala. (Photo: A.V. Muzafar)

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. 

 

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Location: India, Kerala




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