Thiruvananthapuram: The Congress party may adopt a semi-cadre system to strengthen it. This is one of the recommendations of the sub-committee headed by KPCC vice-president V. D. Satheeshan which met at the KPCC office here on Thursday. The preliminary meeting decided that the booth committees should work in tandem with the higher-level committees.
The meeting discussed the recommendations and suggestions received at the recently held two-day KPCC camp executive at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies at Neyyar Dam. The leaders had demanded then that a policy statement should be brought out to revive the Congress, which had received a severe drubbing in the Assembly elections. The sub-committee is expected to take up the issues before the senior party leaders and the next KPCC meeting.
“Today, we worked out the outline and a draft policy has been formed on how the party can be strengthened as a semi-cadre system. The style of functioning of the party also has to be changed and accountability among the leaders has to be fixed,” said a sub-committee member.
The next sitting of the sub-committee will be held on June 28. Apart from Mr Satheeshan, the other members who attended the meeting included former deputy speaker Palode Ravi, KPCC treasurer Johnson Abraham, KPCC general secretaries P. M. Suresh Babu and Sajeev Joseph and KPCC secretary Mannar Abdul Latheef.